Environment Education in Ukraine: School Theatres to Address Climate Change 5 June, Kyiv, Ukraine. The 35th World Environment Day was celebrated today in Kyiv by the interactive performance for school teachers “Interactive methods of environment education and technologies of theatre games”. Environment Education in Ukraine: School Theatres to Address Climate Change 5 June, Kyiv, Ukraine. The 35th World Environment Day was celebrated today in Kyiv by the interactive performance for school teachers “Interactive methods of environment education and technologies of theatre games”.
Environment Education in Ukraine: School Theatres to Address Climate Change

5 June, Kyiv, Ukraine. The 35th World Environment Day was celebrated today in Kyiv by the interactive performance for school teachers “Interactive methods of environment education and technologies of theatre games”. The project was jointly organized by DIM “Ravlyk”, Information Centre “Zelene Dossier”, Ivan Honchar National Museum with support of the United Nations Department of Public Information in Ukraine. Aimed at attracting public attention to the environment challenges and promoting interactive methods of ecological education at schools, the event was attended by 45 teachers, and also journalists, ecologists, civil society actors.

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to be observed annually on 5 June. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment issues and enhances political attention and action. One of the biggest environment challenges humany faces today is the effects of the climate change and the ensuing consequences around the world. The World Environment Day slogan selected for 2007 is Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?

Opening the performance, UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Ms. Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecka stated that environment should be a priority for governments, international organizations and local communities in Ukraine and worldwide. “Climate change is a challenge for our generation and the next. And teachers are those critical agents, who could deliver this message and influence changing attitude to environment issues”, she added.

Modern pedagogics comes closer to art and interactive education. “School of memory” gives a way to “school of thought”, noted the author of the performance Irina Zapolska. She also emphasized that the interactive methods of education provide children with opportunity to reveal their personality, to find and make their own decisions, to develop and apply their own ideas. Interactive methods of education help teachers to join emotional and informational components with individual and joint activities and to encourage every pupil to find solutions and to address different challenges.

The Photoreport on the World Environment Day observance in Kyiv.

Usuful links:

United Nations Environment Programme: www.unep.org

NGO Working Group on climate change: www.climategroup.org.ua

Ecological club «Eremurus» - ecological education: http://eremurus.org

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For additional information about UN in Ukraine and education, please contact: UN Communication Officer, Ms. Veronika Vashchenko veronika.vashchenko@un.org.ua, (044) 254-00-35.