Our Program Philosophy

As an Environmental Learning Center, we follow the tenets of Earth Education, which is the process of helping people of all ages live more harmoniously and joyously with the natural world.

Our philosophy is rooted in the work of the Institute for Earth Education under the guidance of Steve van Matre.

IEE earth education principles - the whys, whats & ways

To illustrate its main components we use a structural logo, a three‑sided pyramid representing the WHYS, WHATS, and WAYS of our work, with the three points on each side of the pyramid highlighting an important outcome of that component. Together, these three triangles combine to form the supporting pyramid for the process of helping others build an understanding of, appreciation for, and harmony with the planet and its life.