Inspiring the Next Generation of Environmentalists
Sustainable Saratoga has been expanding our education and outreach efforts by creating programs centered around K-12 environmental education. We’ve developed several education programs that can be offered in 30-60 minute sessions including our Tree Education Program, Pollinator Lesson, Backyard Composting Demonstration, and Zero Waste Presentation. So far we’ve worked with the Children’s Museum at Saratoga, The Children’s Library, Saratoga Springs High School, and St. Clements Catholic Elementary School to grow community relationships around environmental education for local students. We look forward to fostering these relationships and connecting with more educators
Education is a powerful tool in addressing today’s most pressing environmental issues. If we want people to make more sustainable lifestyle choices they need the information on how to do so. Environmental education increases our feeling of connection with the natural world during a time when most of us are further and further removed from the source of our food, the practices used to manufacture our items, and the end result of the garbage we produce. Learning about our environment gives a greater sense of appreciation and gratitude that will influence the way we interact with our natural world. If we want to encourage environmental stewardship in our young people and strengthen our community, then environmental education and outdoor learning is a great place to start.