I first began working with Think Earth when my employer sponsored boat tours of the LA Harbor for Think Earth's "Think Watershed" environmental and water-conservation -focused program for grade school students. I thought that there was no better way to teach children about the environment then by bringing them to the edge of a massive watershed, where the rivers meet the sea. The hands-on experience underscored the importance of water conservation upstream, especially relative to the health of San Pedro Bay. But, unfortunately, not every student can learn about the environment through a compelling field trip. That's why the new Internet curriculum Think Earth is presently developing will be a tremendous asset to our schools -- and our society. The curriculum will be a great tool for educators to engage their students and teach them about the role young people play in being environmental stewards. From its inception in the 1980s, Think Earth's lesson plans have been stellar and award-winning. The organization's new digital curriculum will continue this tradition, expose it to larger audiences, and help underscore why our protection of the environment is more important than ever. Please follow Think Earth at www.thinkearth.org/ to keep up with this organization's exciting developments. -- Arley Baker
Think Earth stands out as a standard-bearer for excellence in environmental education. Its metrics show that the students behaviorsDO change after being exposed to the environmental curriculum this organization has developed and used in excess of 25 years. That's quite a track record and judging from teacher comments and student (and family) involvement, it really works! Given climate change and its challenges, teaching children early to "Think Earth" as they say on their website is essential to preservation of the earth which, of course, is their future. Very impressive.
In a world where we are bombarded with myriad appeals to environmental stewardship, Think Earth Environmental Foundation is one of the oldest and most effective. With a broad educational outreach that works to increase awareness and urge action by individuals, families and companies, TE is positioned to be a global leader in how education will make the difference between apathy and engagement. Thanks!
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