As Director of Education Marijke Hecht recently penned in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Op-Ed, "Outdoor environmental education cultivates curiosity and discovery in children, the fundamental building blocks of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) literacy, and it encourages students to make science a part of everyday life."
Starting this month, our school programs are once again kicking into gear, with kids ages three through 18 using the parks as classrooms. Through these programs, kids are learning not only in their schools but also in the parks, growing through curiosity and discovery along the way.
These programs not only equip kids from across the region with the skills to succeed in a myriad of disciplines, but they're also FUN!
Don't believe us? See what outdoor education means straight from the young minds out in the field:
Your support makes programs like these possible. Consider a donation to environmental education programs here!