For Educators

Choose Environmental Education

Allowing students to experience learning outdoors improves test scores by providing students with hands-on lessons that allow for cross-curriculum application. Cross-curriculum allows students to make more personal connections to the material being taught.

Environmental Education develops essential skills for critical thinking and advanced learning, such as questioning, investigating, interpreting, problem-solving, and reasoning. It also cultivates cooperative learning through group discussion and sharing of ideas, which translates into civic leadership and other real-world applications.

Through our EE program, Educators can create a dynamic, year-long curriculum. Additionally, our courses provide an alternative option to meeting State Standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, History, as well as Science. This allows for teachers to create units of study, as teams within the school, for deeper learningthrough integrated or cross-curriculum.

An added benefit of EE is that it promotes physical and mental health.  As we continue to spend time indoors we lose the essential need to be connected to our natural world.  Researchers continue to see the benefits of reduced stress by spending time out-of-doors. All students gain confidence in a natural environment when provided a safe space to explore and have fun.

An EE trip is an investment in your students, teachers, and school community.  It can increase excitement for learning and create an interconnectedness within the school that can lead to long-term community involvement.  Schools connected to the community allow for long-term health and build partnerships that are mutually beneficial.  It can also create an intrinsic value of life-long learning within these communities.