EEC is a pioneering initiator in the field of awareness and environmental education, with projects specifically aimed at the protection of local ecology and the preservation of Palestinian nature. Our center, located at the Talitha Kumi School Campus in Beit Jala, is divided into the following sectors which introduce visitors to many exciting environmental and scientific issues and help them get directly involved in a hands-on way.
Our botanical garden features native trees, flowers, and other plants from modern and biblical times. You can explore the native plants through our wooded walking trails, enjoy panoramic views from the patio, and learn more about native flora and fauna.
Our Natural History Museum includes over 2,500 samples of fossilized and preserved birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish from Palestine as a method of studying native species in Palestine. The museum also includes a number of extinct species and therefore preserves our natural heritage.
Our environmental exhibition showcases innovative solutions to environmental issues and is designed to empower students and visitors to develop their own creative solutions and become advocates for sustainability. Through various forms of art and visual aids, it promotes environmental awareness and aims to increase interest in the preservation of the environment.
Birds are often the most visible form of biodiversity to many people, regardless of where they live. Birds are an important part of our daily lives and we believe that teaching students about birds through hands-on experiences is important. We provide an open invitation for educators to use our ringing station as an interactive tool for education and conservation programs.