Created: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:29:00 MST
Updated: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:21:28 MST
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Earth day is next week and to celebrate it, one Montrose school is teaching students about the importance of the environment in a way that provides a real life experience.
Students and teachers at Spring Creek Christian School will be learning outside of the classroom for the next two weeks.
The lead teacher says students will start out their week learning about where energy comes from.
Then a member from the Delta Montrose Electric Association will have the kids help with an energy audit of the entire facility.
They will learn how much energy is used in electricity and in computers and ways to use them efficiently.
Parents say this is a great way to learn more about saving the environment.
“I knew that this will be a life memorable experience for my child and the students here because they are going to get hands on learning that they just couldn't get in a classroom reading about environmental awareness,” said parent Melissa Hannah.
Teachers say the goal is to have students answer the question, why would we want to save energy?