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August 2014, Ecowatch »

[4 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on 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 Nature is by maintaining a nature journal. A nature journal is a personalized record of […]

April 2014, Ecowatch »

[1 Apr 2014 | One Comment | ]

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.

Ecowatch, January 2014 »

[3 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

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.

Ecowatch, October 2012 »

[1 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on 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.

August 2011, Ecowatch »

[1 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on 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.

Ecowatch, July 2011 »

[1 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on A little give and take | ]

Every school does its bit by getting children to plant a tree or make some compost. But apart from working as little breaks from their otherwise heavy learning schedule do these programmes achieve what they should? Here are some suggestions on how you can ensure sustainability in your EVS classes.

April 2011, Ecowatch »

[1 Apr 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

That trees are extremely important for Man’s survival is a know fact. Then why do we cut down trees in the name of development and progress? There actually is an alternative to cutting down tress. They can be translocated. This beautiful photo essay tells us how.

August 2007, Ecowatch »

[27 May 2010 | Comments Off on Learn Local | ]

Sujatha Padmanabhan
Schools are meant to prepare you for life. But how prepared will you be if they don’t teach you about your own region? Citing Ladakh as an example this article asserts the importance of “locale specific learning.”

Ecowatch, October 2009 »

[5 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Sadhana Ramchander
In our rushed lives, how many of us stop a moment to take a look at what nature has to offer? We don’t even seem to notice that something around us is missing until an environmental group or a news channel points it out to us.