We are developing a curriculum that local educators can implement in their schools and communities as part of informal education.
The activities include: interactive games, storytelling, up-cycling arts & crafts, puppet theatre, drama, documentary film watching, experiments, composting, gardening, tree planting, cooking, bird watching, field trips, beach/river clean-ups, etc.
We believe that the frontal style of teaching is outdated. Therefore, our games and activities, based on experiential learning, are interactive and fun and use a positive approach. The lesson plan follows a three-phased learning scheme: Evocation – Realization of meaning – Reflection.
The curriculum is split into several educational programs with a wide range of interesting and important eco-topics — from pollution and climate change to biodiversity and conservation. The pilot “Zero Waste School Program” covers marine pollution and reducing single-use plastic, explores waste separation and bio decomposition of organic waste versus inorganic waste, and health risks posed by plastic packaging and incineration.
As a response to the Covid-19 crisis, we have initiated a new program “Eco-Activities for Family” (Eco-Activity untuk Keluarga). In the time of social distancing parents are taking on the role of educators, and it’s a great opportunity to bring education for sustainability from school to home. This inspired us to support Indonesian parents with resources that we have already introduced to local schools on topics around biodiversity conservation, waste management, and climate change.