Environmental Education

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books

— John Lubbock

How do we convince someone who has never seen a forest or a river that these things are worth protecting? How can we help a child discover the magic and beauty of a bird or a beetle when most of their time is spent indoors?

Environmental education is an important part of our overall mission for conservation. After all, the more people there are who love and appreciate the natural world the more people there will be who are fighting to protect it. Teaching children and adults to admire, appreciate and enjoy the natural world is necessary for the continued preservation of wildlife and their habitat. Our goal is to bring the outdoors to the classroom and show students the wonders of the natural world for the benefit of all wildlife and human communities.

Through our Junior Naturalist Program, we are currently working with schools in Panama City, offering integrated natural science programs that follow the educational standards set forth by the schools. Activities we offer include classroom visits with live birds and hands-on, interactive activities, field trips to national parks, and camping excursions.