Education Department

Educating for the Future

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), Israel's oldest and largest non-governmental environmental organization, has been working for over 60 years to protect Israel's nature and heritage by educating the younger generation to safeguard the landscape of their homeland.

SPNI nurtures young people's connection to their own communities, heritage and the Land, thus raising a sentinel generation that will appreciate, love and protect Israel's natural treasures. SPNI has always looked to the children as the stewards of the future, and the reason is clear. Children's life habits are formed at an early age. If we successfully reach out to them during this formative period, a very high percentage will embrace an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. By focusing on children, and sparking their appreciation and understanding of the environment, we are creating the proise of a sustainable Israel.

SPNI educational programming reaches tens of thousands of students nationwide, in a wide range of communities, in both formal and informal education programs.