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We Know That The Future Of Our Planet
Is In The Hands Of Our Children.

Empowering the next generation is crucial for the future of our planet. As adults, it is our responsibility to equip children with the knowledge and skills they need to positively impact the environment. By instilling a sense of environmental stewardship from an early age, we can ensure that the next generation grows up with a deep understanding of the importance of protecting our planet.

OUR LIVING WORLD

Environmental Education Program for Primary Schools

Environmental education is now more important than ever, and it is crucial that we help kids understand why the health of our environment is so significant and provide them with the building blocks they need to become more engaged in working towards a happy and eco-friendly future.

The Our Living World Environmental Education program contains country-specific information so that children are able to relate to their immediate environment.  Countries currently in print include:  The United Kingdom, USA, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, and South Africa.

 

a bee
Plastic pollution book
Open plastic pollution book
Open environment and eco-systems book
The environment and eco-system book

Plastic Pollution

A complete guide on the dangers plastic poses to the future of our planet.  This series is an absolute eye-opener for children and adults alike!

a magnifying glass

The Environment & Eco-Systems

Brimming with information about the world around us and presented in an easy-to-understand format to encourage understanding and retention.

a magnifying glass
Environmental pollution book
Open environmental pollution book

Environmental Pollution

An evidence-based publication that helps children understand how developments in science and technology may impact negatively on human society and the environment, and that they have the responsibility to guard against it.

magnifying glass
green leaves
an old plastic bottle

Why it is Important for Primary Schools to have an Environmental Education Program?

In recent years, environmental concerns have taken centre stage in global discussions. As our planet faces unprecedented challenges like climate change, deforestation, and pollution, it has become imperative to educate young minds about the importance of environmental sustainability. Primary schools play a crucial role in shaping the attitudes and behaviours of children towards the environment. 

  • Building Environmental Awareness:

Primary schools are the ideal setting to introduce children to environmental concepts and instil a sense of responsibility towards the planet. By integrating an environmental education program, schools can foster a sense of awareness about ecological issues from an early age. Students can learn about topics such as climate change, biodiversity, renewable energy, and waste management. This knowledge empowers children to make informed decisions and take meaningful actions to protect the environment.

  • Developing a Sense of Stewardship:

An environmental education program in primary schools cultivates a sense of stewardship among students. By understanding the interconnectedness of all living beings and their environment, children develop empathy and responsibility towards nature. They learn to appreciate the beauty and fragility of the natural world, leading to a desire to preserve and protect it for future generations. This sense of stewardship can shape their attitudes and behaviours throughout their lives.

  • Encouraging Sustainable Practices:

By incorporating an environmental education program, primary schools can promote sustainable practices among students. From recycling and conserving water to reducing energy consumption, children can learn practical ways to minimize their ecological footprint. These sustainable habits, when instilled at a young age, have the potential to become lifelong practices. By fostering environmentally conscious behaviours, primary schools contribute to building a more sustainable future.

  • Integrating Interdisciplinary Learning:

An environmental education program provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary learning in primary schools. By exploring environmental issues, students can integrate knowledge from various subjects such as science, geography, mathematics, and social studies. This holistic approach enhances critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and creativity. Students can engage in hands-on activities, experiments, and field trips, allowing them to connect theoretical knowledge with real-world experiences.

  • Fostering Environmental Advocacy:

Primary schools with an environmental education program can inspire students to become environmental advocates. By encouraging them to voice their concerns and propose solutions to environmental challenges, schools empower children to make a positive impact in their communities. Through projects, presentations, and initiatives, students can raise awareness and engage with local and global environmental issues. This advocacy not only benefits the environment but also nurtures leadership skills and a sense of social responsibility.

Primary schools play a vital role in shaping the future generation's attitudes and behaviours towards the environment. By incorporating an environmental education program, schools can build environmental awareness, develop a sense of stewardship, encourage sustainable practices, integrate interdisciplinary learning, and foster environmental advocacy among students. These benefits go beyond the classroom, creating a ripple effect that can lead to a more sustainable and resilient planet. It is crucial for primary schools to recognize the importance of an environmental education program and prioritize it in their educational programs.

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