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EAC - Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center

The mission of the Upland Hills School Ecological Awareness Center is to design and facilitate learning opportunities that: promote a responsible relationship with the natural world; demonstrate and promote world sustainability; bring the work and inspiration of world teachers to the Great Lakes Bioregion; encourage experiential learning, creativity and playfulness; promote global understanding; enable us to be what we teach; and cooperate with other organizations.

The EAC is rooted in the desire to inform and nurture awareness, accompanied by actions that promote the well-being of all life on Earth. Since our inception we have been exploring the relationship between energy, ecology, wellness and wisdom, and encouraging others to do the same.

Karen Joy Theater

The theatre experience has been an integral part of our curriculum since our beginning in 1971. It gives children a place to work together toward the common goal closest to the heart of a child, the magic of wonder.

Theatre not only gives children the opportunity to interact with music, beautiful language, and thoughtful ideas, but the transforming power of theatre can change a shy child into a confident one. How marvelous to be given the opportunity to explore different ways of being, to stand on stage expressing the emotion that will move an audience to tears and laughter. How exciting to be a part of that audience that is swept away by the vibrancy of a heartfelt performance! It is our belief that equipped with self-esteem, children will discover and improve themselves and their world. Theatre can be a potent vehicle in this pursuit.

Karen Moore, theater director