Environmental Awareness

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In India, as in many parts of the world, environmental education has been included as a part of the curriculum in schools and colleges. This project attempts to study whether and to what extent has the formal method of imparting environment education in schools has been effective by studying the status of environmental awareness of school children.

Many new townships and cities have sprung up during the last fifty years. Urbanization has had its impact on the previously uninhabited areas and the natural resources therein. The neglect of the masses has resulted in environmental degradation. To reverse this trend there is a need to convince the people about the importance of nature conservation and adoption of eco-friendly practices. The first step towards this is the creation of environmental awareness among the people. However, this should begin at the school level when the children’s minds are impressionable. ‘CATCHING THEM YOUNG’, is the most effective way of creating environment awareness and thus preparing the children to become ‘eco-soldiers’ in their later lives.

Though environmental education is currently imparted by giving information on related topics through subjects like science, geography, civics and community living; there is a need to ascertain the effectiveness of this formal method by studying the level of environmental awareness.

Realizing the importance of this fact, an attempt is made through this study to determine the level of environmental awareness among school children of Ulhasnagar.

The study employs the methods of observation, interaction with children and survey through questionnaire.

Prior to the actual survey, the text-books of standards 8th, 9th and 10th were studied to know the scope of environment related topics in the syllabus. Accordingly a simple questionnaire on environmental…...

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