Very happy to share the Annual Report on the Environmental Education Program conducted at Al Qamar Academy by the Environment Education Team of @Pitchandikulum Forest Team.
Environmental Education is absolutely critical for all children today. Al Qamar Academy partnered with the Environment Education Team at the Pitchandikulum Forest Group to conduct a 2 year program for students of Grades 5-7.
Students of grades 5 and 6 were introduced to local ecology - our rivers (can you name Chennai's 4 rivers?), the wetlands, forests (did you know we have National Park in the midst of Chennai?), the birds, reptiles and other creatures that co-exist with us. They learned about sustainable architecture - by visiting a rammed earth home in progress, the massive sand dunes just outside Chennai, the mangroves in Marakkanam and so much more. The program was a mix of site visits and inhouse discussions.
The children rounded off their year long learning by participating with select other schools in an Eco Fest where they presented their findings to the general public.
The entire education program was completely unique and extremely valuable. The children now not only know their local ecology, but also have made a resolve to protect and sustain it.
A huge shout out to the incredible and fantastic educators from PFC - you guys are just just amazing!!
Check out this wonderful report