The Tomorrow River School Forests serve as a multiple-use, natural school and community resource, providing opportunities for people to develop awareness of and appreciation for the natural world, and to become informed responsible decision-makers regarding the environment.
The Tomorrow River School Forests offer a unique natural resource learning opportunity that facilitates the development of ecological and social sense of place. Integrating environmental education (EE) into the curriculum is an effective method to increase student achievement, decrease behavior issues, and increase attendance (Lieberman and Hoody 1998). The Tomorrow River School Forests have the potential to become valued assets to both the Tomorrow River school system and the Amherst community as a whole. It can be an inexpensive, practical teaching and learning tool, a community event venue, and a direct connection to nature for all who visit there. To reach these goals the Tomorrow River School system must take the responsibility with the faculty to ensure proper training for the use of the forests.
IN THE END WE WILL CONSERVE
ONLY WHAT WE LOVE
WE WILL LOVE ONLY WHAT WE UNDERSTAND
AND WE WILL UNDERSTAND ONLY WHAT WE ARE TAUGHT
-BABA DIOUM (SENEGAL)