Understanding the relationship between us humans and our home — the earth, is core curriculum for students today. We consume energy, food and material resources at rates that far exceed nature's ability to replenish them. We produce waste, the composition and quantity of which nature is incapable of absorbing. In so doing we weaken our planet's basic life support systems on which we depend.
Moving us closer to sustainability — a balance between human welfare and the health of our living planet — will require new learning and attitudes. Sea to Sky Outdoor School believes that leadership will come from people who understand this challenge and can integrate key lessons from nature into their everyday decision making. Sea to Sky Outdoor School designs and delivers programs that will assist in this leadership development. An essential feature of the educated citizen — ecological literacy improves as students develop the ability to see the relationship and connection among things and apply these insights in how they think and act.
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