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Education Outside

Instructor: Ms. Ellie Marble

Find out more about Education Outside at Lafayette Elementary School!

Our Corps program provides San Francisco public elementary schools with dedicated, full-time educators who teach in the outdoor classroom and promote sustainability efforts and eco-literacy throughout their school sites.

The three pillars of the Corps program are:

  • Outdoor education: Corps members teach standards-based lessons in the outdoor classroom and involve the school community in caring for the space.
  • Sustainability: Corps members promote energy efficiency, water conservation, alternative transportation (walking, biking, carpooling), and waste reduction (composting, recycling) at their school sites.
  • Leadership development: Corps members are involved in weekly training and leadership development activities coordinated by Education Outside in order to become more active and engaged citizens after their term of service has ended.