Internet notebook about my work: deep listening to facilitate positive change


Friday 21 March 2008

Schools and biodiversity education

Biodiversity contents in learning focus on: interdependence, carrying capacity, resilience, goods and services, cultural and spiritual values, the role of man, economic drivers and consumption patterns. Biodiversity related competences focus on: critical thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution, participatory planning and system thinking. This is one of the outcomes of a workshop organized by UNESCO and SCBD on CEPA and ESD. I came across a few good examples of biodiversity related education in schools. Click on the titel to go to the various websites.
Baltic Sea School network This project includes all nine countries around the Baltic Sea, creates networks of schools and stimulates the development of teaching methods in environmental education and education for sustainable development.
Sandwatch project Sandwatch seeks to modify the lifestyle and habits of children, youth and adults on a community-wide basis and to develop awareness of the fragile nature of the marine and coastal environment and the need to use it wisely.
Tales around the world campaign With "Cities around the world" children will give their city the opportunity to have their say: they find out more about their city, they discover its desires and dreams and express what people could do so that it keeps living in harmony with the Earth.
YouthXchange Youthxchange is designed to help trainers and individuals to understand and communicate on sustainable lifestyles.
Year of the Dolphin – dolphin manual A very nicely designed and highly informative book (90 pages) about the situation of the Chinese White Dolphins (a.k.a. Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin; Sousa chinensis) with numerous pictures. It's in English and Chinese
Young reporters for the environment The YRE book 2007 has been edited and sent in every participating country. It contains articles and photos of young reporters from 15 countries who investigated their local environment.
Teaching and learning for a sustainable future Multimedia teacher education program.
World Heritage in young hands The UNESCO programme that gives young people a chance to voice their concerns and to become involved in the protection of the world's natural and cultural heritage.

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