Green Open Classrooms are constructed in schoolyards throughout Israel as venues for peer educators to lead experiential ecological education sessions and communicate KKL-JNF’s special values: water, soil, afforestation, ecology and Zionism.

Because the classrooms are open and centrally located, these sessions are fast becoming high-profile attractions within the schoolyard.  With your help, JNF will be building new Green Open Classrooms throughout Israel.

School councils are chosen to receive the sturdy wooden structures based on their past demonstration of environmental leadership, such as by adopting a nearby KKL-JNF park or forest, participating annually in Tu Bi’Shevat plantings or developing school-wide recycling programs. Students then pledge to care for their classrooms and use them to lead interactive educational sessions.

Through supporting this Green Open Classrooms, you are directly impacting youth who will become the next generation of environmental and societal leaders in Israel and around the world. Shaping these young minds to care for their surroundings ensures Israel will continue to overcome adversity in the future.