To increase environmental awareness by exposing students to important ecological concepts that is crucial to understanding natural processes. To build within students a basic understanding of ecological principles and of the components of the environments and their interactions. To promote respect of the environment as the foundation for maintaining the quality of life and health of the community. To teach students how personal and community choices and actions can affect the environment both locally and globally, while showing them how they can apply their personal decision-making skills to enhance their own local environment. To facilitate the development of the knowledge and skills necessary for being a productive member of society, encouraging communication and cooperation.
We recognize that there are different learning styles and therefore try to incorporate a variety of activities into our curriculum, including:
Active demonstrations and participation. Hands-on contact and up close observation. Immersion in the environment, using our senses of smell, touch, hearing, and sight. Role playing and discussion of important and relevant issues.