In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.
- Baba Dioum, 1968
To engage in a spirit of equitable education access by providing knowledge and experiential learning opportunities for underserved students and community members within northeast coastal Florida.
To play our part in the larger picture of conservation by fostering stewardship, understanding, and appreciation of our surrounding natural beauty, and emphasizing our responsibility to it’s protection.
Equitable Access | Stewardship
Hands On Learning | Education for Conservation
To fight cost barriers and education inequity to improve overall environmental literacy in our community.
Environmental Literacy is a Growing Subject
We know that good Environmental Education changes attitudes.
How Can Environmental Education Help?
According to the National Environmental Education Fund, environmental concern is on the decline. Americans are overwhelmed by environmental problems and don’t feel empowered to take action. Environmental Education is the missing step to encourage students to protect our natural world! So how does Environmental Education help?
Fill Gaps in Public Knowledge
The Yale Project on Climate Change measured the American public’s environmental literacy and showed that over 50% of Americans scored an equivalent F. 40% scored a C or D for their knowledge level, and only 8% scored an A. We want to introduce Environmental Education to change these statistics.
Make More Informed Policy Decisions
Lack of knowledge about the environmental issues makes Americans feel less empowered to make informed policy decisions. We want to be the first step in helping our public make well informed choices.
Encourage Pro-Green Behaviors
Environmental Education has made a significant change in pro-green behaviors of American families. Compared to 20 years ago twice as many Americans recycle, buy green products, and commute greenly.
Engage People in Environmental Issues
Environmental Education is battling pressing environmental issues like declining biodiversity, climate change, and the state of our oceans. By helping to educate students on these topics they can feel empowered to advocate for change.
Catch Our Students Up on a Global Level
Lack of Environmental Education is putting American students at a disadvantage. 19% of global students place high in proficiency in environmental literacy, while only 17% of American students score highly.
Get Families Outdoors
Love of being outside is a near universal American value, with 93% of Americans saying they value outdoors time. The same amount of the public believe that kids should spend more time outdoors. We can help continue American’s love affair with the outdoors.
So What’s the Plan?
PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
ENCOURAGE PRO-SCIENCE & GREEN BEHAVIOR THROUGH SENSE OF STEWARDSHIP
RAISE A GENERATION OF CITIZENS OF THE EARTH & PROTECT OUR VALUABLE PLANET
We Have Nature that is Worth Protecting
SEA TURTLE NESTING SITES ON ST JOHNS BEACHES
SEA TURTLE HATCHLINGS IN ST JOHNS COUNTY
AMOUNT OF MANATEES LEFT IN THE WORLD
WORLD POPULATION OF NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES