K-12 students participating in environmental education programs at school do better on standardized tests in math, reading, writing, and social studies.
Numerous studies have shown that students at schools using some kind of environment-based curriculum do better academically than their peers at traditional schools, or show improvement after the introduction of environment-based education.
People who have positive experiences with nature in childhood care more about the environment as adults.
Short outdoor education programs improve children’s science test scores
Source: The Children's Nature Institute "Why Nature is Important"