Currently, T.R.E.E. offers three academic and experiential programs that may be experienced independently or in sequence.
About Our Programs
Teaching Responsible Earth Educations programs guarantee knowledge of basic life science skills while meeting 27%-37% of the Louisiana State Benchmarks in Science and English/Language Arts as well as additional Benchmarks for Math and Social Studies. Our curriculum is directly aligned with the Louisiana State Comprehensive Curriculum.
Every moment with the children is utilized to teach the concepts that are presented in the programs. All the activities performed by the children and adult participants, whether it is their initial arrival by bus, walking on the trails, or immersion in the life of a leaf, are executed with three objectives: improve life science knowledge, inspiring appreciation of nature, and motivating personal, positive, environmental changes.
T.R.E.E. programs are designed with follow-through peices for students to work with teachers, parent volunteers, and T.R.E.E. staff on applying their new knowledge during daily life at home and school. A complete evaluation system is in place including pre and post testing for students as well as satifaction surveys given to students, teachers, and parent volunteers. Recent reports indicate significant positive changes in conceptual knowledge, desired time to spend outdoors, and changed environmental behavoirs.
In addition to comments and accolades offered by participating students, teachers and parent volunteers, T.R.E.E. has also received recognition for its quality education programs from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, and the Institute for Earth Education (IEE).