Importance for Society
For students, geo-education prepares them for a successful career in this modern world workspace. But there are several impacts on societies too.
On the one hand, they gain economic competitiveness over other societies. But also it helps communities to sustain their natural resources and quality of life.
Finally, there is an impact on national security transforming societies into a safer world to live.
Yet to reach a more sustainable and safe world, there are still many challenges. Most important is the lack of interest in teaching subjects of geo-education. On the other hand, out-of-school experiences are merely very few and are focusing on academic achievements.
The Geo-education Movement
That is why there is a need for a global movement by creating a community of geo-educators. By bringing together tutors who believe in the benefits of geo-education, we can create change.
But actions are already into force towards the movement. Firstly National Geographic is setting a national movement in the USA.
In addition, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) created the Earth Science Education Initiative in Africa aiming for the training of teachers on how to introduce earth sciences to children.
Yet every initiative, small or big, is a stepping stone to geo-education, including our own initiative ‘Geo-School’.
Introducing our Geo-School
Geo-School is an online school for Earth Science. Hence its objective is to educate you on environmental and public health issues.