Environmental education programs provide many benefits to students.
Research shows that outdoor education enriches children’s lives in fundamental ways. Children who learn and play outdoors have:
We need to raise good stewards of the environment to care for issues like resource depletion, environmental pollution, land degradation, and accelerating species extinctions. Conservation efforts will benefit when we can better educate children on their connection to and dependency upon nature.
The spiritual connection to the Earth teaches children that they are a part of nature and must take care of both their surroundings and other people.
Source: Nick Boutis & Beth Krisko "A Life-Shaping Week: The Outdoor Education Experience" Michael Bentley "Nature Deficit Disorder: A Plague On Our House" Josephine Borgeson "Environmental Education Programs Help Kids Connect to the Earth"