“An environment-based education movement--at all levels of education--will help students realize that school isn't supposed to be a polite form of incarceration, but a portal to the wider world.”
We want children to love learning, to know the woods and the fields like they know themselves, to know the richness that comes from a community working together, and to find themselves being called to the outdoors rather than to the indoor environment of screens and sterile safety. We want them to be risk managers not risk avoiders. We want them to trust and love people not fear them. We want them to trust themselves and respect the world they live in. We will help their parents guide them to this place by providing them with a learning environment full of beauty, curiosity, affection, and growth, and surrounded by trees, soil, friends, and birdsong. While doing this we will help build the foundation of learning they need to then excel in school, jobs, and bettering their world.
Palouse Roots is a program of PCEI in Moscow, ID.