Denali 2023

The Kauffmann Program

The Kauffmann Program at NYA front row to the possibilities out there Hands-on learning and real-world application are a pillar of North Yarmouth Academy’s curriculum, and the Kauffmann Program is an exemplary program of adventure-based learning. The program is intended to teach awareness of wilderness conservation and environmental issues, while providing educational forums for advocacy and acknowledgment, such as writing, ...

NYA Environmental Club Reducing, Reusing, & Recycling

Yarmouth, Maine, April 18, 2023: The North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) Environmental Club’s latest undertaking revamps the campus recycling initiative. Until this year, the club members collected recycling across campus and then drove it all to the Yarmouth waste management station themselves. Through an NYA Parents’ Association (NYAPA) grant, the club invested in a "Silver Bullet," a large recycling dumpster, that ...

Alaska Bound

Yarmouth, Maine, June 21, 2021: This summer, North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) students are returning to the wilds of Glacier Bay, Alaska. As the culmination of the Literature of Glacier Bay course, members of the class venture into Glacier Bay National Park on sea kayaks to experience the vast wilderness they spent a semester reading about, studying, and preparing to visit. …

Denali Alaska 2023

The Kauffmann Program

The Kauffmann Program The Kauffmann Program is an exemplary study in adventure-based learning. With a focus on environmental thinking, writing, conservation, and wilderness travel, the program is intended to create opportunities for students to acknowledge the importance of wilderness conservation and environmental issues. The Kauffmann Program is aligned with NYA’s mission to develop a “concern for the larger community and ...