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Lynnhaven River NOW actively partners with schools, both public and private, located within or serving students from the City of Virginia Beach, to provide projects, presentations and programs emphasizing water quality education and environmentally focused curriculums. Schools located in Virginia Beach can benefit from watershed presentations and classroom activities available on request, but subject to availability.

*All in-person education programs have been suspended until further notice due to COVID restrictions. If you are interested in alternative educational opportunities please contact our Pearl School Program Coordinator and environmental education expert Jody Ullmann. Email



Pearl School Information and Resources 2021-2022

Chart of Pearl School Activity Ideas (updated 2021)


The Pearl School Program  is one of our largest partnership programs. Through this program over 100 schools have been recognized and rewarded for excellence in environmental education, stewardship and sustainability.

Over the years, LRNow has developed unique programs to expand our partnerships beyond the schools, connecting the schools with local businesses, government agencies and other non-profits. These have included our 15th Anniversary Quilt Project, Reading for the Rivers, and the Award Winning Lynnhaven Trashion Show.

In the upcoming year, we will be launching our Energy Audit Kits. These kits contain equipment and resources to help Middle School and High School teachers and students learn more about how energy efficient their school is.  With this information, students determine both physical and behavioral changes that may make a difference in the school’s energy footprint. Energy Audit Kit Resources listed below:

Energy Audit Kit Form 

Energy Audit Kit Index

Energy Audit Kit Resource Guide and Videos



Watch this video to learn more about our Pearl School Program!

Provided by The Meridian Group





PEARL HOMES are places where people care about our environment and want to do what they can to help protect our resources.

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Lynnhaven River NOW recognizes schools providing outstanding environmental education as a Pearl School.

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PEARL BUSINESSES are essential to truly move towards a more sustainable Virginia Beach and cleaner waters.

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We all want to do our part to restore the health of all of our sacred waterways and protect them for future generations to enjoy.

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SUSTAINABLE YARDS PROGRAM: Let us help you “green” your Lynnhaven watershed home. This unique program provides specific stormwater management practices to your yard at a significantly reduced cost to you.

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