Sierra Club: 5 Organizations That Are Transforming Eco Curricula

Easily downloadable resources help educators bring nature into the classroom (PHOTO BY RAWPIXEL/ISTOCK)

Sierra Club:  BY ALISON CAGLE | AUG 27 2018 For children, nature is an opportunity to engage in a world of vibrant sensory experiences: toes curling on sand, the icy crunch of a snowball, the thrill of spotting a deer among trees, watching a brilliant caterpillar explore a leaf.

Yet opportunities to connect with nature often get reduced to special occasions as children get older and spend more time indoors at school. Educators are increasingly realizing that this isolation from nature isn’t great for kids’ health or their school experience. Teachers are coming to learn that the environment can be a dynamic educational resource, as both a tool for teaching and as a classroom in itself. Read more

Wildlife Clubs of Africa Manual

The BirdLife Africa partnership has published a manual – Guidelines for the Establishment, Development and Management of Wildlife Clubs in Africa. The manual is based on information and experiences from 16 BirdLife Africa Partners (including Nature Seychelles), most of whom have been involved in wildlife clubs establishment, development and management for more than two decades. Download it here.

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