No Child Left Inside Days
The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is taking part in a nationwide event to help build awareness of the importance of environmental education. The goal of the 'No Child Left Inside Days' campaign is to expose more students and teachers to outdoor learning activities and to highlight the importance of environmental education.
Over the course of 4 Fridays, starting on October 26 and ending on November 16, students from Learning Gate Charter School in Lutz and Cypress Creek Elementary in Ruskin will spend a few hours learning about the native people who lived here before Europeans arrived; explore the trails to see what kind of wildlife make their homes within the preserve; and net aquatic critters to determine the health of the river.
Government officials are invited to stop in to see the benefits of environmental education. Beyond the critical importance of teaching young people about the planet and its challenges, research shows that environmental education leads to improved student performance.
For more information about Camp Bayou or for a link to the 'No Child Left Inside' website, visit http://www.campbayou.org/ .