Getting Kids Involved in Protecting Nature

The Living Planet Report of 2018 conducted by The World Wildlife Fund ( WWF ) focuses on global biodiversity. This new report garners insights from over four dozen authorities in the fields of conservation, policy, and the world of academia. Very much like the conclusions drawn from the IPCC findings, the top takeaways are not promising. A critical deterioration is in store for all elements of the “natural world,” and as a result – for our children too. The analysis uses the term “environmental catastrophe,” and underscores that the timeline to rectify the ongoing decimation of nature as “the next few years.” It lays out the need for “a collective commitment” from populations and leaders around the world. To expand outreach of this news, WWF has put together a version of the findings made accessible to young people. They designed a syllabus to ensure that the upcoming generation, who will be most impacted by the current state of affairs, is informed about the issues set to shape the future of their lives. I looked at the classroom guide designed for children ages 8 and up. Supported by visual components and exercises, it delivers a study manual that is intuitive […]

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