JMF serves JCPS, parochial and private schools, as well as homeschool, scout, and youth groups. All of our programs are hands-on, interdisciplinary, and correlated to KY Academic Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
On-site facilities and features include an Environmental Education Center that showcases native wildlife, flora and fauna, an outdoor Nature Explore Classroom (the first certified Nature Explore Classroom in Kentucky), Shannon’s Pond (a rehabilitated wetland habitat to support aquatic environmental education programs), small streams, scenic trails and a variety of ecosystems. In addition to programs offered onsite, our highly trained staff is available to visit school yards, local parks, and other natural areas throughout Louisville Metro.
Additional experiential education programs offered include team-building and classroom community development programs, utilizing our Teams Course. These programs teach cooperation, conflict resolution, problem-solving, and group cohesion for middle and high school students. Other programs unique to JMF include Orienteering, Archery, Survival Skills, Canoeing, Kentucky’s First People (American Indian education), and Bring a Book to Life, featuring Hatchet, My Side of the Mountain, and Children of the Longhouse.