two children sitting on ground with dried leaves

Environment Education


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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.


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

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
What are the best ways to teach children about looking after the environment?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Environment Education
  • 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?

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