New trends in environment education - Need inputs on pedagogy and examples of initiatives

From Shankar Musafir, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi
Posted 25 September 2008

The Centre for Science and Environment ( is a public interest research and advocacy organization based in New Delhi. The Centre researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable. The Environment Education Unit of CSE has been creating innovative environment education tools for schools, colleges and institutions and also produces the magazine Gobar Times. We do capacity building of teachers/educators on environment.

CSE is developing a refresher course for environment educators, in which we plan to introduce a module on 'best practices in environment education-national and international'. We wish to include some examples of participatory, experiential, and contextual environment education initiatives in the said module. Although, we already have a sizable knowledge base on endeavours in India, we would benefit from knowing more. We invite inputs from community members on:

  • Examples of innovative environment education initiatives in India and outside India
  • The pedagogical approach of such initiatives
  • Contact information about such initiatives

Moreover, we would appreciate if members can suggest international experiences, which can be customised for India, or give inputs for us to develop something altogether new.

We would acknowledge the contributions from members, and share the content so developed with the Communities.

Please see attachment below for the responses.