we have schoolgardens too in Germany. Here the
students plant, take care and grow the flowers etc. under the guidence of
a gardner and school teachers. This would be the direct way of spreading
environmental awareness. When the children, students themselves plant the
flowers they care more for them. In many schools in Germany there are not only
school gardens but also school ponds. That is how children learn about the small
creatures in the water, analyse the quality of the water in school lab and
watch the small creatures under the school microscope.
I don't know, if schools in India would like to
teach the children in the same way, in addition to taking them on a
trip to natural habitats near the school. Worth thinking and
Till yesterday we were discussing the issue of
kaas. Perhaps doing some gardening in the schools can be a way of getting
to understand - instead of preaching - children how to respect the flora
and fauna around us.