Research has shown that simply being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.

We believe that Connection is critical to becoming an active member of Earth’s Green Guardians. Only by establishing a close relationship with the planet can we begin to care for it.

EGG will teach students how and why it is important to connect with nature joyfully and mindfully through a series of age-appropriate EGG Walks. These walks will involve exploration, quiet time, multi-sensory experiences and the sharing of feelings.

Connection to nature
How Does Nature Impact Our Wellbeing?



Egg Students will learn various ways they can make a difference for the Earth. They will learn to give a voice to the flora and fauna that have no voice.

  • They will teach others how to make better environmental choices by developing and presenting assemblies for other students.
  • They will become engaged in civic activities by speaking out and writing letters to the powers that be.
  • They will learn how to protect habitat and biodiversity.
  • They will understand that they are nature too and their actions can enhance sustainability
  • They will understand the Circular Economy and how that protects the planet.



EGG students will participate in local habitat restoration projects and learn:

  • How to restore local habitat and why it’s important
  • Key ecological concepts through the hands-on A-C-D-C-I-C-E strategy.
    A= Adaptation C=Cycles D=Diversity C=Communities I= Interrelationships C= Change E= Energy Flow
  • Strategies for repairing and replanting wetlands, creek beds, forestland, and other habitats. Eradicating invasive species. Replacing turf grass with native species. Planting rain gardens to absorb rainwater running off roofs or asphalt.
  • Learn about sustainable farming and fishing practices.


EGG Students will develop basic vocabulary and basic skills for the Green Collar Jobs of the future, such as:

  • Renewable Energy= Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Tidal and Hydro power
  • Environmental law, horticulture, legislation and planning development
  • Sustainable forestry, farming and fishing strategies
  • Waste management, hazardous materials clean-up, and recycling jobs are another classification of the green collar workforce. Other examples include organic farmers, environmental educators, public transit workers, and green vehicle engineers.