What is Environmental Education?
Environmental education is a process that starts in our youth.
A child's interaction with nature can lead to a sense of how one fits into the natural world, how one can shape it, and change it.
A child spots a lizard scurrying under a rock, hears a strange sound in the forest, touches a patch of smooth moss, or smells the earthy scents of a decomposing tree. The child becomes aware. There is a spark of fascination, curiosity, and questions.
This interaction leaves an impression, a memory, and an attitude. With each experience, the child acquires a sensitivity to nature’s elements.
The ultimate success is achieved when the child develops the desire and motivation to protect and improve the environment.