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Eye on Earth: Eye on Environmental Education
14 Jun 2012 - 14 Jun 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Athletes Park, UNEP Pavilion

The Eye on Earth Community within the Eye on Earth Summit Declaration have committed to:

“Enhance efforts on incorporating environmental information and programmes into education curriculum at all levels: primary, secondary and tertiary and developing life learning programmes for professional development such as distance learning activities”

This is to be achieved by: the consolidation and strengthening of partnerships and networks, the creation of a common environmental education knowledge management infrastructure; the support of capacity building; pilot testing of region-based applications of the global environmental education academy network project.

This side event will focus on the value of transformational education including the importance of indigenous communities and how they maintain their cultural identity through the legacy of the environment.

This will include presentations on:
- The Education that takes place when individuals are challenged to the extreme – Case Example of individuals in Antarctica;
- The importance of environmental education for those who need it;
- Transforming Education for the poor through experiential environmental education for youth in developing countries;
- How technology can support transformative education – Case Example - Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate – Interactive Access;
- Citizen science and local community-based environmental education - Establishing an environmental legacy

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