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Footprint Earth Foundation Launches First "Nature Immersion" School



SAINT PAUL, Minn., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Footprint Earth Foundation and River Grove Elementary have agreed to partner in creating Footprint Earth Foundation's first "nature immersion" school.  The school, nestled in Wilder Forest in Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota will bring thoughtful environmental education to its students. 

New partnership will advance project-based education in sustainability & environmental stewardship.  Pictured are board members from Footprint Earth Foundation and River Grove Elementary.

James Stelter, CEO of Footprint Earth Foundation says, "We are excited about this opportunity.  This is the perfect marriage.  Footprint Earth Foundation's mission to 'plant the seeds of commonsense sustainability' matches well with River Grove's mission to 'utilize the natural resources . . . as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, art, and other curriculum subjects."

The goals of this partnership are:

Kristina Smitten, Board Chair of River Grove Elementary says, "This is a unique opportunity for our students and our community. The school uses place-based and project-based learning, and this partnership will provide our students the opportunity to contemplate choices around sustainability, evaluate results of actions, and then to share their learning with the community. We look forward to our community of learners working with Footprint Earth Foundation."

In August, River Grove Elementary opened its doors for the first time to 165 new students in kindergarten through sixth grade.  These students will help carve the future of River Grove Elementary. 

Footprint Earth Foundation, now in its third year of operation is a project based 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing sustainability education to local communities.  In addition to this partnership, Footprint Earth Foundation's other projects include LEDs for HOPE, which provides LED lightbulbs to low income families to replace incandescent and CFL light bulbs, local park and watershed clean-up projects and urban reforestation initiatives. 

To Support the Foundation and Learn About Ongoing Projects, click: https://footprintearth.org/donate/.

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SOURCE Footprint Earth Foundation


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