What is Environmental Education?
Environmental education is a process that starts in our youth....
A child spots a lizard scurrying into the shade of a rock, hears a strange sound in the forest, touches a patch of smooth green moss, smells the earthy organic scents of a decomposing tree-- an interaction with nature.
There is a spark of fascination, wonder, a curiosity, a question-- an awareness.
An impression, a memory-- an attitude.
With each experience, the child acquires a sensitivity to nature’s elements -- a sense of how one fits into the natural world, shapes it, and changes it.
Hopefully, the child becomes motivated to protect and improve the environment, and, overtime acquires critical thinking skills to help resolve environmental challenges-- a desire to protect and improve the environment.