What formal education has to do is to produce people who are fit to be inhabitants of the planet... Otherwise (young people) are going to grow up and discover that we have taught them how to live in a world long gone -Kenneth Boulding
The Environmental Education Program of the School District of Waukesha is a sequential, integrated K-8 environmental education program involving about 10,000 students annually. Beginning with observation skills and environmental awareness in kindergarten, students participate in annual field experiences that reinforce and apply concepts learned in the classroom. The program involves over 900 parents and guardians as volunteer leaders to assist the students in their field experiences. The program includes science, social studies, language arts, math, health and art performance standards in the many experiences provided. The program operates the E.B. Shurts Center, which has a habitat diorama room complete with limestone cave, a live animal display room, and an additional large classroom space.