Why Environmental Education is Important
Tomorrow's leaders need to be equipped for tomorrow's challenges, and we must adequately prepare our children for the future they will inherit. That requires a commitment to providing children with environmental education that helps them become the educated thought leaders of tomorrow.
It also means supporting teachers and caregivers as they engage their children in outdoor studies and environmental issues.
Raising an environmentally literate generation of problem solvers will help ensure that tomorrow’s decision-makers are prepared for the challenges they will likely face. Studies have shown environmental education engages students in learning, raising test scores, and encouraging youth to pursue career in environmental and natural resources.
Benefits of Environmental Education
Research suggests that EE brings a slew of benefits to students. A few key findings include:
- Studying EE Creates Enthusiastic Students & Innovative Teacher-Leaders
- EE Helps Build Critical Thinking and Relationship Skills
- EE Instructional Strategies Help Foster Leadership Qualities
- Self-Control/Self Discipline Benefits for Children with ADD
- Increased Focus/Improved Cognition
- Health Benefits