Leif Ericson Day School

Building a Culture of Peace

Environmental Education Experience


Koinonia is a year-round outdoor ministry, owned by Lutheran churches and schools in New York and New Jersey.  The Creation Learning Center of Koinonia is the environmental education program in which Leif Ericson Day School participates. 


· Students in grades 6 - 8 are transported out of the normal classroom and into a totally different classroom -- the natural world, bringing creation and Creator together. 

· Through nature studies, observation and hiking, students discover and examine the importance of natural resources in their lives and their responsibility to utilize these resources wisely.  Environmental studies help to develop an understanding of the relationships in nature, people’s effect upon nature, and the possibilities of the future.