Why We Do It..............
For Youth, Education, and the Environment
- We believe that investing in programs engaging youth in environmental education is a strong strategy to protect and improve our natural environment.
- We believe that in our modern world each successive generation of youth is becoming increasingly detached from the natural world.
- We want to create opportunities for experiential education taking youth out of the classroom and into nature allowing them to realize that we are not separate from nature, not just observers and users of nature's gifts, but that we are part of nature ourselves, integrated and integral.
- We want to help students learn how to have a healthy relationship with nature--where they can learn the responsibility of being a committed partner in a healthy relationship......a relationship with the environment, an important relationship whose healthy function plays a major role in the sustainability of our species.