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What is MEarth?
Say it outloud: MEarth.
If you said "Me-Earth" (and not "mirth" or "m-earth") you are already ahead of the game-- and part way to understanding our mission, because our name is a direct reflection of it: Connecting students (the "Me"s) with the greater planet and its well-being ("Earth").
MEarth is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located on the grounds of The Hilton Bialek Habitat, a 10-acre environmental education center established in 1995 through a visionary partnership with the Carmel Unified School District.
MEarth was established as the Habitat's nonprofit in 2008 with the mission of inspiring students of all ages to understand, appreciate, and protect the natural environment. Every year thousands of students, teachers, neighbors, and volunteers from across Monterey County experience, learn, and grow with MEarth at the Hilton Bialek Habitat.
What We Teach
Sustainability practices and principles are the foundation of The Habitat’s programming and curriculum. We teach students that all of their actions- from the clothes they wear, the food they eat, the cars they drive, and the homes they live in- have direct impact, not only on their own lives, but also on our planet's health. MEarth staff members provide innovative, hands-on instruction to students in the Carmel Unified School District (CUSD) - from the six-week "Ecoliteracy" curriculum for all sixth-grade students of Carmel Middle School and the school’s World Language, Science, History, and English-Language Arts classes - plus a regular, Advanced Placement curriculum for high school students. We also provide elementary grade science instruction that offer experiential learning that supports important standards and concepts taught in the classroom.