“We are all just astonished at what the Back Country Land Trust has been able to accomplish for the benefit of the community. I can see the land becoming a ‘living classroom’ just behind the school.”

- Carol Morrison, Alpine Historical Society

Environmental Education for Children
Children learning about the environment outdoors
A group of children in an outdoor environment lecture
Outdoor activity planting group

Since 2015, Back Country Land Trust has provided Environmental Education to over 2,500 students through our Living Classroom Program.

What is the Living Classroom Program?

Back Country Land Trusts’ Living Classroom Program provides outdoor environmental education opportunities to elementary school students in Alpine and the surrounding area. With the support of our partner’s students have the opportunity to explore nature, learn about their local environment and contribute to their community through hands-on service learning projects.

Outdoor Education

Our hands-on service learning projects include outdoor educational field trips and native plant restoration projects. Our experienced field instructors teach about the history of Alpine and introduce native plants and habitats found throughout our nature preserve, Wrights Field. Students plant native wildflowers and shrubs and trees on their school campuses giving them a sense of purpose and pride to see the results of their work each day.

Connection to the Land

When children develop a relationship with nature they begin to appreciate and care for their environment and surroundings. Connecting youth with nature is a step toward a more sustainable future.

Check our Events Page for upcoming Living Classroom dates.