Linking kids and conservation: some thoughts on the vacation training programme

Abhisheka, K and Aravind, NA and Ganesh, T (2013) Linking kids and conservation: some thoughts on the vacation training programme. Current Science, 105 (11). p. 1464. ISSN 0011-3891

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In urban areas the most convenient way to relate with nature, especially among urban kids is to watch ‘nature television’ or during the occasional visit to a zoo or national park. To make kids aware of nature and its conservation, ‘environmental education’ courses are included in the curricula, but the way these are taught has however been deplorable, with no connection to the real environment. Introducing students to bio-resources conservation at the secondary school level in a semi-structured but non-formal ambience with activities that promote observations, interactions and learning is needed to excite young minds towards conservation of our natural resources. Non-destructive field-based activities need to be designed and students made to observe nature, ask questions about what they see, discuss with scientists, elders and peers. Such activities also need to focus on the environment that the students are exposed to and provide opportunities for them to engage and relate with it.

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