The Republican Ecological Education and Experience Centre of the Ministry of Education and IDEA Public Union launched the environmental education program entitled "Let`s protect the environment together" for schoolchildren.
The purpose of the program is to instill a sense of caring and love for nature in young people, to strengthen environmental awareness and to actively involve young people in the solution of environmental problems.
Under the program, the first training was organized at the Eco-club of secondary school No.6 of the city of Baku. The training, consisting of theoretical and practical parts, was dedicated to the theme entitled "Alternative energy - energy of the future". During the interactive training, attended by more than 30 pupils, the discussions were held about the environment, and the views of experts on topics, which are interesting to schoolchildren, were heard.
IDEA Public Union and the Republican Ecological Education and Experience Centre of the Ministry of Education intend to organize similar trainings for pupils of other secondary schools of the country. According to the program, the trainings covering topics such as fundamentals of ecology, plant and animal ecology, human ecology, urban ecology or the cities of the future, climatic changes, alternative energy, waste management, biodiversity and its conservation, forest ecology, sustainable green tourism and other environmental themes will be organized for pupils every month.
It should be noted that the environmental education program covers members of eco-clubs operating in pilot secondary schools in Baku. The Republican Ecological Education and Experience Centre of the Ministry of Education has begun the process of establishing eco-clubs in secondary schools since September 2015. Eco clubs are currently operating in 25 general educational institutions in Baku.