Reignite eco-clubs in schools and ring back the focus on environment awareness and education.
Tomorrow’s leaders need to be equipped for tomorrow’s challenges, and we must adequately prepare our children for the future they will inherit. That requires a commitment to providing children with environmental education. To grow the next generation of conservation leaders, Pagdand proposes to work with keen educators every year, giving them a basic yet assertive environmental education curriculum.
Engaging youth to be future conservation leaders
In an era where more and more children are disconnected from nature, Pagdand recognizes the importance of making a real investment in environmental education and outdoor learning. Studies have shown environmental education engages students in learning, raising test scores, and encouraging youth to pursue career in environmental and natural resources.
Today’s Children are disconnected from nature
India is in the midst of one of the most profound and rapid societal shifts in history. Today’s generation of children is the first to grow up indoors. Their Electronic dependent lives are largely devoid of exploring the natural world and we are just beginning to understand the implications of their virtual world.
This STILL life indoors is not right; there are costs to the health of our children: attention difficulties, hyperactivity, childhood obesity, diminished use of senses, disconnect from things that are real. Additionally, if children are detached from nature, how will they learn about, understand, and value nature? How will the next generation care about the land and be the Captains of its resources?
Teaching students to be environmental Captains
Our schools need more encouragement, resources, and time to devote attention to environmental education. They need funding and other support to train teachers to incorporate environmental education into their everyday lesson plans and to develop the confidence and skills to take their students outdoors to learn. Pagdand shall strive to achieve this by reaching out to Schools in the city and spread Environment awareness.