What it takes to run an eco-club

Saurav Shome and Archana Dwivedi
Student clubs in schools are often set up with much fanfare and enthusiasm but lose steam midway because the syllabus is given priority. However, some schools do persist in engaging the students and the results are quite noteworthy. In this article, the authors describe the revival of the eco and the science clubs.

A fancy for flight

Adithi Muralidhar

This last article of the four-part series on observing birds outlines for teachers how the bird watching activities mentioned in this series can be scaled up or down to suit their classes and also provides answers to questions that teachers may come across while undertaking these activities with their students.

Discover, describe and draw birds

Adithi Muralidhar
In the third part of our series on birds, we list out some handouts for the students and resources for the teachers. These handouts will help children understand bird behavior better.

Discover, describe and draw birds

Adithi Muralidhar
It is the International Year of the Bird and no better time to learn about bird behaviour, habitat, diet and their role in the environment. Here are some activities that you can give your students to help them to get to know their birds better.

Why study birds?

Adithi Muralidhar and Anand Krishnan
It is the International Year of the Bird, so what better time to learn more about birds. And what can we learn from birds? Apparently a lot from innovative designs to studying the weather.

Making notes…naturally!

V Santharam Having introduced students to nature and the outdoors, how can we ensure that their interest in their surroundings and their inhabitants is kept alive? One of the ways in which one can sustain the interests of children in Read More …

Wild city

Nina Subramani
Is it possible to marvel at the natural world from the confines of your home? The cities we live in are as much part of the natural world as we allow them to be. One need not travel far. As long as there is sunshine, trees, plants and soil, there is bound to be life. From snails and bats to cuckoos and mynahs, they are all there. We just need to open our eyes and observe the natural world.

Closer to nature: outdoor learning

Adithi Muralidhar

What environmental education are we imparting to our children when they don’t even know the wildlife in their own localities? Step outside your classroom if you want to bring environmental consciousness into the minds of children.

The most dangerous animals are two-legged

Sadhana Ramchander

This author’s trip to the popular Jim Corbett National Park has left her in no doubt that the most dangerous and destructive animals are those that walk on two legs– the human beings.

Green children, green values

Is there something amiss with the teaching of environment education in schools? Despite all the projects that children do on environment, how much do they really know and how much do they care? The author outlines a few objectives that will help children come closer to Nature.