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Environmental education

  1. 1. A Presentationfor ST 1Prepared byCharlyn Joy M. Bautista Mary Yvonne BadiangStephen John Burdan Emarlyn Beroy
  2. 2. Safeguarding theEnvironment our Earth, ourHome(Let’s go Green)TOPIC:Environmental Education
  3. 3. What is environmentaleducation?• Environmental education is a process by whichpeople develop awareness, concern, andknowledge of the environment and learn to use thisunderstanding to preserve, conserve and utilize theenvironment in a sustainable manner for the benefitof the present and future generations.It entails the will to take personal initiatives andsocial participation to achieve sustainability.
  4. 4. Jean-Jacques Rousseau(1712 - 1778) was born in Geneva(June 28) but became famous as aFrench‘ politicalPhilosopher and educationalistJean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz(May 28, 1807 – December 14, 1873)was a Swisspalaeontologist, glaciologist, geologist anda Prominent innovator in the study of theEarths natural history.
  5. 5. Goals, Objectives and Aims of EnvironmentalEducationThe goals of Environmental Education are:1. To improve the quality of Environment.2. To create awareness among the people on environmentalproblems and conservation.3. To create an atmosphere so that people participate in decision-making and develop capabilities to evaluate the developmentalprograms.
  6. 6. The Objectives of the Environmental Educational:AwarenessEnvironmentalEducationKnowledgeParticipationSkills Attitudes
  7. 7. Aims of EnvironmentalEducation•The basic aim of environment education is to provide differentgroups of people as well as graduates in a variety of professionalfields with the knowledge needed to develop a sense ofresponsibility towards the environment and the rational utilizationof its riches.•It also aims to make of this knowledge and skills topreserve, conserve and utilize the environment in a sustainablemanner for the benefit of present and future generations
  8. 8. Importance of Environmental Education1. Increase student engagement in science.2. Improves student achievement in core subjectareas.3. Helps address “nature deficit disorder”
  9. 9. Environmental Issues and ConcernThe Environment protection Agency has broken down theseconcerns into four major forms namely Water, Air, Waste andLand , and Climate Change.Water PollutionCausesdumping, industrialwastes into thenearby sources ofwater.Improper disposal ofhuman and animalwastes.EffectsDiseases can bespread throughpolluted waterDamage to thechain
  10. 10. Air pollutionCausesBurning of fossil fuelIncreased level ofcarbon dioxide in theair.Effectsacid rainhealthproblems to humanbeings i.e. respiratorydisorder, cancer etc.Global warming
  11. 11. Waste and LandpollutionCausesDegenerative actions i.e.deforestation, overuse ofpesticides and chemicalfertilizers, desertification, mining, inadequate waste treatment.Misuse of land i.e.desertification landconversation, felling of tressto clear land for agriculture.EffectsLeads to loss of forest cover othe earthDestruction of natural habitatof species leading to theirextinction.
  12. 12. Climate changeCausesGlobal warmingdue to “greenhouseeffect”Increased worldpopulationBurning of fossilfuelEffectsHeat wavesRising temperatureWorsened airpollution
  13. 13. Environmental Principlesnature knows best.All forms of life areequallyEverything isinterconnected.Everything changesEverything must gosomewhereOurs is a finite earth.Nature is beautifuland we are stewardsof god’s creation
  14. 14. Green Tips to Save MotherEarth .•Plant native flowers and trees in your backyard.•Walk, bike, and carpool. Support alternative transportation anddrive less.•Recycle all computer diskettes, CD discs, videos and batteries.Instead of using regular batteries, shift to lesshazardous, rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries.•Dont buy plastic bottled water if you know your tap water issafe; better to use a filter if water is unsafe. Transporting waterfrom its source to the supermarket shelves is an expensivewaste of resources.•Recycle your aluminium, glass, and plastic products, as well asnewspapers and mixed paper.
  15. 15. The Three Rs of the EnvironmentReduce, Reuse, RecycleReduceReducing the amount of waste you produce is the best way tohelp the environment. There are lots of ways to do this.For example:Instead of buying something youre not going to use very often,see if you can borrow it from someone you know.Cars use up energy and cause pollution. Some ways to reducethe environmental damage caused by cars include carpooling withfriends, walking, taking the bus, or riding your bike instead ofdriving.Save energy by turning off lights that you are not using.Save water by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth.
  16. 16. Bring cloth sacks to the store with you instead of taking home newpaper or plastic bags. You can use these sacks again and again. Youllbe saving some trees!Plastic containers and reusable lunch bags are great ways to takeyour lunch to school without creating waste.Coffee cans, shoe boxes, margarine containers, and other types ofcontainers people throw away can be used to store things or canbecome fun arts and crafts projects. Use your imagination!Dont throw out clothes, toys, furniture, and other things that youdont want anymore. Somebody else can probably use them. You canbring them to a centre that collects donations, give them to friends,or even have a yard sale.Reuse
  17. 17. RecycleRecycle SymbolMany of the things we use every day, like paper bags, sodacans, and milk cartons, are made out of materials that can berecycled.In addition to recycling the things you buy, you can help theenvironment by buying products that contain recycled materials.