How Do We Learn About Our Built Environment and When Should We Learn It

When did you first ask a question about our built environment? Maybe you asked your parents why your school was where it was, maybe you simply kept asking “are we there yet?” Whatever the case, you have been talking about, questioning and considering our built environment for longer than you realize. Partly that’s because no one teaches children about the built environment, that is no one but CUBE.

Adding materials to early education curriculum makes a lot of sense because our built environment is at the nexus of more “mainstream” teaching to children about the environment, nature, safety and other issues. A holistic view of our world knits together the many subjects we’re determined to teach, and learn. The next generation of St. Louisians (and St. Louis) would benefit greatly if the built environment were part of what we teach.