Prakriti ane Swasthya Bal Samvaad:
Environmental Education in Schools of Andhra Pradesh:

The Bal Samvaad 2008, Prakriti ane Swasthya, was a joint initiative of the two programmes Prakriti and National Green Corps. It was held at GEER Foundation Gandhinagar. 70 schools from all over Gujarat participated in the event along with 20 other organisations.

A three-day Master Trainer workshop was woven into the fabric of the event and had 104 master trainers attending. Workshops were also held for visiting teachers and students. The children’s workshops were on the themes of disaster, water, nature, health, air and other important issues.

The event was a collage of not only the workshops but also had all the elements of a mela with games, competitions such as painting, quiz, treasure hunt and essay writing. Bird watching and a cultural evening gave all the participants a more wholesome experience. The Prakriti bus exhibition, games, canvas painting and one-minute games added to the ‘Prakriti’ experience. There were 40 visiting schools as well who visited the event.



Contact:

CEE Ahmedabad
Centre for Environment Education
Nehru Foundation for Development
Thaltej Tekra
Tel: 079 - 26858002 to 8009
Fax: 079 - 26858010
E-mail: ceewest@ceeindia.org