The GEO Environmental Science and Design Academy's mission is to teach youth how to create healthy and sustainable communities. We engage students in unique and challenging educational opportunities that foster a sense of community and environmental stewardship. The GEO Academy offers college bound 9th-12th grade students outdoor learning and hands-on experiences in environmental horticulture, landscape architectural design, habitat restoration, “green” business, and environmental science monitoring. The academy provides strong academic training and real world based projects that deepen students’ appreciation of our environment and its natural resources. It prepares students for careers that will shape the planning of our environment and communities.