FOSS invites students to explore their environments.
FOSS throws open the classroom door and takes students outdoors, raising their awareness of the natural world.
FOSS raises students’ awareness that the natural world is more than just the place between manmade buildings, but rather an interdependent host of natural systems on which all life depends.
Understanding of Natural Systems
FOSS helps support students to better understand natural systems.
Connection with Surroundings
FOSS connects students to a sense of place — their schoolyard, their community, their state, and even federal national parks.
Preparation for Action
FOSS encourages students to understand and create solutions to improve their communities.
Biotech engineer Gabrielle discovers FOSS
FOSS taught her not just facts, but a way of critical thinking that set the course for a lifelong journey.