It is our vision at Providence to help our children realize the interdependence of all living things and their place within this framework. This global perspective leads them to live what they learn.

They learn to conserve and also to protect the environment.

The five acre campus at Providence lends itself to a wide range of environmental activities. Our outdoor classroom includes a native plant butterfly garden in which the children collect plant and animal specimens for observation.

Our organic vegetable garden is a work in progress. Over several years it has unfolded into various experiments. Native American plants such as gourds, corn, squash, beans and sunflowers have been grown and harvested.

In the autumn, our apple tree graces us with its bounty for the children to make applesauce or other recipes such as apple crisp. Our blackberry bushes are also harvested in late summer as the children return from their break.