Teaching The Next Generation of Planet Protectors: Environmental Education for Filipino Children
The global COVID-19 pandemic has made the world realize how deeply connected the health of the planet is to the health of human society. While questions remain about the exact origins of COVID-19, all available evidence suggests that it is a zoonotic disease, meaning it jumped from wildlife to humans. Protecting our wildlife, their habitats, and the planet we live in remains one of the best courses of action to take if we want to prevent similar or worse pandemics from happening in the future, and in order to prevent something, it is important that we equip those who will be potentially facing it with the necessary knowledge, tools, and education. The next generation - our children and our grandchildren - are the future, and we want to help equip them for the future that they are about to face.
At WWF-Philippines, we believe that love and appreciation for the environment and for all beings that live on this planet start from childhood. This is the reason why it is very important to us to work with the academe to promote environmental consciousness and encourage environmental action among the youth. Experiencing first-hand the wonder of nature and knowing more about our interconnectedness shape habits, mindsets, lifestyles, and behavior in children, and our Environmental Education team provides “turo” sessions around the country in order to share this with more students every day.
With your generous support, Filipino children will learn from our biodiversity and conservation module where they will be taught about the interrelationships of various components in the environment, as well as different wildlife species and their habitats. At a young age, they will be trained to integrate the environment into the different aspects of their lives, which will help and encourage them to take the initiative to protect our environment, and in doing so, to protect their fellow Filipinos and their country.
As a supporter, YOU can get the chance to join the turo sessions and to help teach the next generation of planet protectors! By donating to this cause, you can get the chance to join our Environmental Education team and be selected to serve as an environmental teacher for a day!
Education is very important in order to spur people into action, and it is also important in making people realize how closely connected the health of the planet is to the health of human society. By helping provide much-needed environmental education to young Filipinos, you are not only helping us #ChangeTheEnding for our country and our planet, but you are also helping in potentially preventing future pandemics from happening.