Situated along the Little Tchefuncta River outside Covington, Louisiana on Lake Pontchartrain's North Shore, Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.) is an organization that provides curriculum based, environmental education to students in Orleans and adjoining Parishes. Upwards of 50 students in grades 5 and 7 spend 4 to 5 days at T.R.E.E.'s 22.5-acre training ground. Under the instruction of Sue Brown, the executive director, and others, the students are exposed to the systems on Earth through thought provoking activities in the natural environment on site. This engagement creates the impulsion for children to make wiser decisions on how to preserve the diversity of our natural world and to make informed choices to live more lightly on our planet.