The Nurturing Environmental Stewards of Today and Tomorrow (NESTT) Program is part of our Montessori Elementary curriculum. NESTT is a science-based curriculum that includes activities, fossils, specimens and materials for studies in ecology, biology, marine biology, geology, archaeology and environmental science.
The program educates our students about preserving our biodiversity through environmental stewardship, environmental sustainability, and overall resource management. Ultimately, we hope to instill in them an understanding that we can conserve the life-sustaining resources of our planet. The curriculum used in the program is collaboratively developed by the Education and the Interpretive team at the Deering Estate at Cutler and Cattoira Montessori teachers and administrators. The classes are interrelated with our unique Montessori curriculum.