To create an understanding of the natural environment and the interrelationships among living things
To promote sound stewardship and wise management of our natural resources for the welfare of man and all living things
To create an awareness of global, national, and local environmental problems and foster sound decision making regarding their solutions
To enrich, vitalize, extend, complement and culminate all content areas of the K-12 school curriculum by means of firsthand observation and direct experience outside the classroom
To develop programs which are constructivist, meeting students where they are, inquiry based, and directly correlated to the National Science Standards, HASP, the Alabama Course of Study and High School Graduation Exam requirements
To emphasize the concept of biodiversity, a global issue with far-reaching implications that encompasses sustainable development, corporate and social environmental accountability and relationships with local and indigenous communities.