Environmental stewardship: The responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being.
ECO feels very strongly that children should develop a strong sense of place and that they should become stewards of the natural places we explore.
We accomplish this goal in a variety of ways. This page is where we will post updates on the various projects the ECO Crew is taking part in.
Steward Kathy is a Keep Nature Wild Ambassador and Mentor. Keep Nature Wild is an organization committed to keeping our wild places beautiful. Their promise is to physically pick up one pound of trash for every product sold on their website. Since 2016, they have enlisted tens of thousands of volunteers to help the collective mission to keep nature wild.
Like Keep Nature Wild, ECO has a a mission to educate children about Leave No Trace Principles and to help them become stewards in their community. Picking up litter at our outdoor classroom locations is such a simple stewardship act that helps children become an, "agent of change." Since January 2020 our ECO Crew has collected over 10 lbs of litter!
Our Nerdy For Birdies and ECO Crew created a video about Tres Rios Wetlands for World Migratory Bird Day to help raise awareness about migratory flyways and wetlands.