The "Negev" Interdisciplinary Education Center is the center of diverse educational activity which takes place at Midreshet Sde Boker, with an emphasis on Environmental Education. The center enables students and other interested parties to look through "open windows" into the Negev, into the desert environment, and to take advantage of the wide depth of knowledge and experience that has been amassed at the Midrasha over the years.
The center serves as a dynamic knowledge base for the general public. Enlisting the aid of Information Communication Technologies the center provides up-to-date information concerning natural phenomena, weather, vegetation, animal life, etc. This information is freely available to the public on the Midreshet Sde Boker website – http://www.boker.org.il
In its Internet framework, the center Negev databases in areas such as settlement, development, ecology, and the history of the Negev. Thousands of people from Israel and the rest of the world visit this site each month. This is the largest Internet knowledge base about the Negev in Israel.
The Interdisciplinary Education Center holds conferences and seminars in areas related to nature, society, the environment and the desert, together with research centers and other institutions in the area.
The Center also operates environmental and educational projects involving both students and teachers, both from Israel and from around the world.
The Center deals with the development, operation, and publication of learning programs and Environmental Education publications, specializing in the Negev and the Environment. The learning programs utilize the desert environment as an learning resource.
The Center holds in-service programs for teachers, students and the general public.
Using the above as a base, the "Negev" Interdisciplinary Education Center provides a central stage for the discussion and exploration of themes and dilemmas connected to the settlement of the Negev and its development, from regional and national aspects.