Teaching and Training

Environmental reform is based on changing the behavior of the people so there is a measurable improvement in the fauna, flora or other resource. Teaching and training of all sectors of the community, government and public, is a necessary first step.

Important skills include:

Facilitating workshops and training sessions. This means giving the participants a say in what they learn and how they learn it. And that saves time and money because people don't spend time learning something that does not really meet their needs.

Training the Trainers. Setting up training systems that self-propagate is the only way to assure ideas spread beyond the training session itself. People learn best when helping others to learn and they stay with a subject longer when they see it spreading and making a difference.

Designing practical environmental assessment and monitoring materials that meet curricula needs so teachers in schools can really use them in their everyday classroom and field work.