Submitted by Cheryl Werhner on Thu, 2017-07-13 00:00
When I think about how to get students invested in our ecosystem I think about all the times that I take them outside. Experiences in nature create a sense of value and passion by just being in nature. But...most students are influenced mostly by their home life and the values of their parents. I think it’s important to teach kids to think independently and be able to make their own decisions. If students are given the opportunity to appreciate our environment and be good stewards of this earth, I hope they will also see the value in socioecological systems that we have in place as our population continues to grow.
How do you get kids to connect to our ecosystem and see the value of how we manage our environment?