Environmental education is still to be a priority in schools. Governments are yet to incorporate learning about nature to their education systems. Moreover, corporation greed is not allowing the acceptance of the green economy.
That is why environmental education is so important now. By educating young children, they become responsible adults. Moreover, children tend to influence their parents from recycling to greener choices.
Learning the ABC of Earth science
Most cases of environmental education exclude Earth science. But how we can teach children about climate change without talking about meteorology and geology.
Many educational programs focus only on recycling and environmental protection. However, they fail to explain the ‘why’. In addition, they tend to overlook the importance of Earth science altogether.
But this is far from the truth. So maybe the first step of environmental education is to teach the teacher the ABC of Earth science. By giving the educators the tools and knowledge they can adjust their syllabus.
Environmental education and wildlife
Wildlife conservation and education are concepts that are essential to go together. Without environmental education, we tend to not understand why is important to save endangered species.
As the world’s last male northern white rhino died last week, we are only at the beginning of the vanishing animal species. Scientists are not optimized about the future that can lead to massive extinctions in animals.
Yet we are not taking measures to protect them. Instead, there are many that hunt them down and posting photos of their ‘accomplishments’. Hence, without education, people are still choosing profit over animal protection.
But how can we turn people from environmental destroyers to environmental protectors? Early education at the age of six years old, children may change this world to safer for animals world.