Environmental Education

Click here to Spy on birds on campus!!! 

  1. Birdhouse 1
  2. Birdhouse 2

Our Environmental Education curriculum takes advantage of the opportunities our 82 acre campus provides for such and has our students actively engaged in rich outdoor environmental learning opportunities, as our strong campus connection to the environment offers our community the opportunity to create relationships with the practical application of NCSSS concepts in all disciplines.  Because our campus is positioned on eighty-two (82) acres of underdeveloped, natural habitat, it offers space for in-depth exploration.  Many learners connect to concepts when applied within the natural environment. They can also develop a real-life connection with diverse ecosystems. CIS is committed to creating learning environments that address learning needs and that promote the highest values of health – both for the human inhabitants and the environment as a whole.

Click here for pictures showing our environmental education program in action: Environmental Education in Action!

More specifically, each grade level also has an environmental project it is responsible for. Grade level environmental projects are as follows:

  • K & 1 - courtyard gardens
  • 2 - butterfly garden
  • 3 - composting
  • 4 - bird feeders/houses
  • 5 - recycling
  • 6 - composting
  • 7/12 - general weeding, grooming, planting as needed; also, problem solving issues on campus
  • some HS students are also involved in the Trout in the Classroom project - view: Where did the trout go?!

Connections are also being developed with local 4H programs, AND we have been recognized as a NC Green School of Promise!! click on this link for more info:

http://www.centerfortheenvironment.org/ncgsnewsreader/items/carolina-international-school-advances-as-nc-green-school-of-quality-20a83ea3.html