Teaching Resource Kit for Dryland Countries

© UNESCO 2008
Teaching Resource Kit for Dryland Countries

This environmental education kit for dryland countries is intended for secondary (and late primary) school teachers and their pupils in countries affected by desertification.

The kit offers a creative approach to environmental education and is designed to arouse pupils's curiosity, appeal to their artistic sensibilities, and provide a leverage for better transmission of scientific information and environmental knowledge.

Free online versions are available in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish (.pdf). The World's Drylands Map is also available in the four languages.

Prepared by UNESCO's Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences and its Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, the kit has been distributed to schools in dryland countries through the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPNet). Hard copies of the kit are available on request.

The kit was a UNESCO contribution to the 2006 International Year of Deserts and Desertification. The kit also feeds into activities developed as part of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), the promotion of which falls within UNESCO's fields of competence.

UNESCO is very grateful for the generous financial contribution from the Flemish Government of Belgium which has made possible the preparation and production of the kit.

Contact: Thomas Schaaf, Chief, Section of Ecological Sciences and Biodiversity, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, MAB Programme. t.schaaf(at)unesco.org

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