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Did You Know?

Good environmental education makes a tremendous impact on the developmental and intellectual growth of every child, even those considered "at risk." Specific benefits of environmental education include:

  • While often perceived as an "add on," many schools and educators have come to recognize EE programming as a reliable way to boost standardized testing - often dramatically.
  • EE has also been shown to help level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries.
  • Effective environmental education has been clearly shown to spark interest and higher performance in science learning.
  • The enthusiasm students feel for the environment and natural world and its relevance to their lives makes EE a remarkable tool for reading proficiency and learning skill.
  • Studies of EE program impacts reveal positive effects on children's character education and responsible behavior.
  • Environmental education offers schools and others many opportunities to enhance the diversity of society and education.