On November 9 and 10, 2016 we launched our capacity building programme for school teachers ‘Redefining the Urban Environment of Chennai’ with the support of Kuruvila Jacob Initiative for Promoting Excellence in School Education. This year-long programme would oversee training sessions as modules, school based projects and interactive sessions.
Mainstreaming Ecology and Environment into School Curriculum and Pedagogy
Funding Agency: Kuruvilla Jacob Memorial Educational Trust
Overview: This project was initiated in order to mainstream ecology and environment into school curriculum and pedagogy for middle school teachers in July 2012.
The first batch conducted the program for 36 middle school teachers. The program consisted of two modules:
There were also school visits based on teacher’s/schools inputs and conveniences to support the project.
Care Earth also released a resource manual for teachers on Biodiversity Conservation titled ‘Green Guru.’ In order to create awareness about biodiversity and take steps to conserve it, this manual hopes to connect schools with the environment, cultivating a better sense of curiosity and appreciation for biodiversity in students.
Schools as eco-stewards- An environmental education and capacity building programme for schools- Project supported as part of the Environment Protection and Renewable Energy Development Fund 2014-2015
Funding Agency: Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu
Overview: The target area of this project was the city of Chennai, and districts of Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, and Thiruvanamalai. Objectives of this project included:
Implementation of training programmes on Integrated Coastal Zone Management Programme
Funding Agency: DHI (India) Water and Environment Pvt. Ltd.
Overview: This project carried out the following activities:
Training and Capacity Building for the Management of Wetlands and Bird Sanctuaries of Tamil Nadu
Funding Agency: Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation and Greening Project
Overview: For this project, several workshops were conducted in different districts of Tamil Nadu involving many subject experts. The special focus was on the conservation of bird sanctuaries and wetlands in Tamil Nadu. Field visits to bird sanctuaries, field interactions covering various domains like ecology, hydrology, eco-tourism, group activities and individual tasks were also carried out as a part of the project by resource persons.
Building Capacities for Effective Management of Wetlands CSR Programme- Capacity Building for Wetland Management
Duration: 2015-2016 (Ongoing)
Funding Agency: VA Tech WABAG
Overview: This is an ongoing project in which we hope to evolve and implement an integrated programme for building capacities amongst stakeholders to manage wetlands. The programme is a systematic procedure for transferring scientific-technological know-how to the trainees. This will hopefully increase their knowledge and skills to protect, restore and conserve the wetlands.