“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. " - David Sobel
Holidays and Events
23rd Fall Equinox
15th America Recycles Day
21st Winter Solstice
27th International Polar Bear Day
20th Spring Equinox
22nd World Water Day
22nd Earth Day
24th Arbor Day
15th Earth Fest and Trash to Treasure Contest
Imagine a world where the lines are harsh and unyielding, the textures are consistent and variation is unheard of. Does it inspire you?
Now imagine a place where the carpet changes every day, the ceiling is a myriad of different colors, light, shadow and movement. The feelings and movement completely surround you and unexpected wonders fly by...if we really want children to thrive we need to let their connection to nature nurture them.
Through in-depth experiences, students will leave Elmhurst Academy with an enhanced understanding of the environment in which they live, a heightened interest in learning, a deeper sense of connection with nature, and a greater willingness to act as good stewards of the environment.
Elmhurst Academy is a certified "Nature Explore" classroom.
Certified Nature Explore Classrooms are dynamic, nature-based play and learning spaces. For more information, visit our Outdoor Campus page on our website.
Articles for Best Practices
Organizations and Affiliations
Elmhurst Academy is a proud member of the Environmental Education Association of Illinois. EEAI educates people of all ages about the importance of protecting the environment.
Elmhurst Academy is a proud member of the Natural Start Alliance in conjunction with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).
Ms. Schaller; Environmental Education Teacher. Read her Educational Philosophy here.