Getting Outside, Learning & Serving
Young people are spending very little time outside in nature. Connected to technology for hours and hours each day they live in a virtual world --without a connection to and understanding of nature. Getting outside and improving the local environment develops a sense of place, an improved understanding of science, and improved mental and physical health.
The next generation will inherit a world with many environmental challenges: climate change, water quality, water quantity, air quality, and soil health to name a few. Students need training in environmental stewardship and opportunities to lead. Our curriculum for student field outings is aligned with specific Common Core and NGSS requirements. We work closely with exceptional teachers to offer leadership opportunities.
REStoring environmental health
Students learn the value of natural systems and techniques for improving the environmental health of urban streams and wetlands. Community volunteers also participlate in the restoration process.