Our philosophy of environmental education is that knowledge and understanding lead to appreciation and action. Expressing the need for responsible management of natural resources is not enough to instill a sense of responsibility in our society. People need to be engaged in experiences that promote growth and understanding, which lead to changes in behavior and attitude.
In addition, we affirm that
- Programs will be conducted with safety for the participants and staff members being the primary concern.
- Programs will be positive, wholesome and engaging learning experiences.
- Staff will plan and conduct activities with the BCCD goals, mission statement and philosophy in mind.
- Outdoor areas are conservation lands and as such, all wildlife and visitors will be treated with respect.