• Environmental literacy & education for sustainability, as defined by local, state, & national standards, is integrated in all grades;
  • All teachers use inquiry, problem, and project-based pedagogy to facilitate learning about global systems and relationships;
  • Outdoor experiences and fieldwork support learning about complex systems, connecting humans with other humans and all aspects of the natural world;
  • Content areas are integrated by using environmental and sustainability topics as the common theme; and
  • STEM education supports a sustainable workforce for a green economy.