Green Schools Teachers' Training Programme | Centre for Science and Environment


Green Schools Teachers' Training Programme

Date: July 22 - 23,  2010

The Green Schools Programme is an ‘inspection’ or ‘survey’ of the school done by its students on its environmental practices (which we call environmental auditing) under the supervision of teachers.

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The Green Schools Programme is an ‘inspection’ or ‘survey’ of the school done by its students on its environmental practices (which we call environmental auditing) under the supervision of teachers. The students form teams and go around the school on an exploratory journey and find out what’s happening – to the water, air, land, energy and waste in the school. How is the school managing these issues? The teachers make the students learn about environment through making the students do this audit.
 
And the fun part is that till now the school was giving report cards to the students but now the students prepare a report card of the school on its environmental performance.
 
The audit is done with the help of an interesting handbook called the Green Schools Programme Manual. This manual gives you a step by step guidelines on how to conduct an environmental audit in the school.
 
Every year thousands of students are producing report cards of their schools and helping them improve and move towards becoming Greener schools.
 
Come join this movement to know where your school stands.
 
Course Objective:
The teachers' training programme is conducted to train teachers on use of the Green Schools Programme manual for environment education. The interactive discussions conducted during the training programme enable the teachers to identify ways of administering green schools' audit to students in their school.
The training programme also introduces teachers to environmental issues and helps them gain a new perspective to environment education in school.
 
Course Content:
Performing audit tasks given in the Green Schools Programme manual
Perspective on environmental issues
Discussions on how to use this programme
Strategic planning on implementation of this programme
Films shows to increase awareness on environmental issues
Certificate of participation will is awarded to the participants.
 
Participants:
School teachers engaged in environment education, Individuals interested or engaged in environment education and Individuals working on environment education with government of non-government agencies.
 
Methodology:
Participants will be exposed to the environment related issues through lectures/ interactive classroom sessions, practical sessions, assignments and exercises based on Green Schools Programme manual. Film shows to highlight important environmental issues.
 
Course fee:
Rs. 1000/- per participant.
Rs.1600/- for two participants from the same organisation/institution.
Note: Fees is payable in advance and includes instructional fee, Green Schools Manual, Green Schools handbook, Down to Earth, Gobar Times, reading material, lunch and refreshments.
Programme Schedule:
Date: 29 – 30 April, 2010
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Venue:
Centre for Science and Environment, 38, Tughlakabad Institutional Area (Near Batra Hospital), New Delhi- 110062
Accommodation
Can be arranged on payment if requested before April 15, 2010
 
Contact Person:
Ashish Shah, Deputy Coordinator,
Environment Education Unit
E-mail: ashish@cseindia.org
Phone: + 91 (011) 29955124/5,  (Ext. 219);
Mobile: 9871702439
Fax: + 91 (011) 29955879
 
IMPORTANT:
Nominations must reach CSE by April 15, 2010. Limited seats available on first come first served basis.
We warmly invite you to nominate a suitable participant from your school/institution to what promises to be an exciting training programme and make use of this opportunity. We look forward to your confirmation and participation in the training programme.
 

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