Educating the
whole child.
Educating the
whole child.

A K-8 public charter school in Harrisville, Utah.

Environmental Education

Environmental Education

Environmental education engages students and raises achievement in science, math, language arts, and social studies. It also prepares them for the growing green workforce, provides service learning opportunities with the greater community, and creates a new generation of environmental stewards.

Green Schools

Green school facilities are healthier for students and school staff and improve learning and working conditions. They also save money and natural resources, and can become a "living lab" that provide hands-on opportunities for experiential learning.

A Collaborative Approach

GreenWood focuses on being a Green School and providing environmental education to our students focused on:

Education about the environment (building awareness, understanding and skills necessary to obtain this understanding);
Education in (or from) the environment (where learning occurs in nature, outside of the classroom); and
Education for the environment (the ultimate goal being conservation and sustainable development).

Early international consensus regarding the goal of environmental education for the environment was expressed in the 1975 Belgrade Charter adopted by the International Workshop on Environmental Education.

      "The goal of environmental education is to develop a world population that is aware of, and concerned about, the environment and its associated problems, and which has the knowledge, skills, attitudes, motivations, and commitment to work individually and collectively towards solutions of current problems and the prevention of new ones."

Four main elements
1. Awareness: Raising awareness of the need for environmental conservation is the first step in any programmer.
2. Knowledge: Developing a deeper understanding of the principles and complex issues involved.
3. Values and ethics: Building personal and societal commitment to conservation.
4. Action: Facilitating changes in behavior and action that promote sustainable development as a new mode of living.

Cognition and Nature by David Strayer

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