In celebration of the World Environment Day, CEN and CANN conducted a teacher’s training session for Grades 7 to 9 science teachers from at least ten schools in Kathmandu.
The Air Pollution Teaching toolkit is a publication of the Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) and Clean Air Network Nepal (CANN) released last February 2011. This toolkit provides teachers and educators with easy to use lesson plans and suggestions for interactive exercises for teaching students about air pollution, climate change and health impacts of pollution.
Charina Cabrido, one of the authors of the Air Pollution Teaching toolkit, explained that materials in the toolkit supplement the environmental, health and science lessons in Grades 7 to 9 curriculums in Nepal. The lesson plans included in the toolkit are designed to be stand alone activities that can complement the teacher’s actual lessons and can be easily incorporated in their school curriculum. She also emphasized that one of the benefits of this toolkit is that it was organized as interactive lessons that create greater participation from students.
The teachers training is the first of a series of trainings to be conducted by CEN and CANN. The publication of the Air Pollution Teaching Toolkit was made possible through the support of Winrock International, Fredskorpset Norway and CAI-Asia.
For more information on the Toolkit, contact:
Coordinator, Clean Air Network Nepal
Secretariat hosted by Clean Energy Nepal
140 Bulbule Marga, Thapagaun
Baneshwor, Kathmandu NEPAL