Environment Education

two children sitting on ground with dried leaves
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on November 22, 2021 and last updated on February 4, 2023

Taking care of the environment is becoming increasingly important as we learn about climate change and other negative effects of our current lifestyle. Some say that the most important thing we can do as a society is to teach our children about the importance of looking after the environment so they and the generations after them can have a better future. However, the best way to educate children about this is still debatable.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • educate (verb)
  • education (noun)
  • pollute (verb)
  • pollution (noun)
  • climate change (noun)
  • definitely (adverb)
  • likely/unlikely (adjective)

Conversation Questions

  • What are the best ways to teach children about looking after the environment?
  • How important do you think school is in teaching children to look after the environment?
  • How important do you think parents are in teaching children to look after the environment?
  • Do you think it is easier to teach children or adults to take care of the environment?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.