The National Environmental Education
“A Heart for Eden, A Hand at Ecology”
Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines’ 70 th Annual Convention
Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu
22-24 September 2010
Flora Filipina Expo 2010
We are Stewards of God’s Creation.
Photo by Sujal Parikh
“Natural resources have been exploited
beyond the rate of renewal, and natural
cycles have been disturbed by interventions
beyond the carrying capacity of the
ecosystems to fully recover”.
(JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)
Our role, as educators, is to mold the hearts
and minds of our youth (and the future
generations of Filipinos) into becoming
lovers and caretakers of the Earth.
Education is the
you can use to
change the world.
- Nelson Mandela
The NEEAP envisions an environmentally-literate and
proactive citizenry imbued with a sense of
responsibility to care, protect and enhance
environmental quality that is conducive to their wellbeing
and supporting of a nation’s economic
development and unified in its pursuit of peace, social
justice and equity in the use of natural resources.
“All partners need to speak the same
language, the same theme”
Forum-Workshop on Republic Act 9512 (Environmental Awareness and
Education Law): Challenges for Action, July 2009
Palawan State University
Environmental Education (EE) is already included in the
curriculum for elementary.
DepEd inculcates in the students the virtues of being
Makatao, MakaDiyos, Makabayan and Makakalikasan.
DepEd Basic Education
1. Curriculum review
2. Conduct of environmentrelated
3. Close linkage with the
government, NGO, nonprofit
4. Upgrading of teachers’
competencies on EE
5. Recognition of science camps
as alternative awareness on
6. Issuance of policies
7. zero waste management
EE is not separate from school lessons, it is integrated.
Ex. Science and Health (soil water air pollution, disposal of waste materials;
coral reefs; components of ecosystem), Sibika at Kultura, Hekasi, Edukasyong
Pagpapakatao, and Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan.
1. Development of Environmental
Courses: BS Ecotourism,
Environmental hygiene, MS E
Science, Env. Engineering, and
2. Development of a teacher’s
guidebook on EE
3. Linkages with other agencies
4. Integration of EE in the curricula of
5. EE and Awareness program in the
National Service Training Program
6. Celebration of November as the
Environment Awareness Month
7. Capacity building projects
8. Trainings, seminars, and production of
environmental education materials.