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World School Network invites groups to participate in 2004-2005 environmental education programs.
Since WSN's (WSN) start in 1994, children from elementary up through high school, in schools, youth and community groups, from countries all over the world, have heightened their environmental awareness through activities focusing on themes in their daily living such as water, food, and trash, and by sharing their discoveries, doubts and opinions with friends via the Internet.
How about having your pupils work on self-initiated environmental learning while connecting with children throughout the world.
Contact the office if you have any inquiries.
At WSN we
- Re-examine community
Participant groups carry out studies in their own communities. Through hands-on experience focusing on relevant themes, children deepen their interest in nature and the environment.
- Think globally
By sharing in programs with participants from all over the world, children learn about the environment with a global perspective and understand environmental issues worldwide.
- Collaborate with global partners
By connecting children's activities from various regions, children are able to deepen their understanding through presentation and interacation online. New understanding leads to new action. In 2004, groups from Israel, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Palestine, as well as others will be participating.
How to interact?
Children interact in the "Kids' Wisdom-Base", an online participatory database fo children. All are welcome to browse activities and upload information into the database, which is the basis for activities with other groups. ID and password for the "Kids' Wisdom Base" are issued by the WSN office and available to participant groups.
"Trash", "water", "food", "wildlife", "discover my town", "community pride", etc. Find groups with similar interests and create project circles based on common themes. Themes may be created and chosen freely.
- Eligible Participants: All interested in developing environmental learning on a global scale with participants worldwide. This includes elementary, middle, and high schools, clubs, community groups and families.
- Term of Activities Year round (Participation is welcome at any time of the year. Note however that some activities may coincide with the Japanese school year)
- Fee Participation is free (Contributions for printed materials & shipping are welcome)
- Equipment necessary to participate Computer, modem, phone line (Internet connection) (In the case that there is no Internet connection, other possible forms of contact can be discussed)
- Navigator WSN requires that there be at least one responsible adult to act as navigator for participating children.
May: Project Circles Start (Participation at any time throughout the year is welcome.)
*Note that some activities coincide with the Japanese school year: April 2004-March 2005.
August: Summer Offline Workshop (for group navigators)
This year's workshop will focus on education to create sustainable
communities and methods of experiential environmental education.
September: Project Circles Cont.
February 2005: International Symposium
Particiapnts meet face to face to share achievements of studies and deepen debate.
Supporting Agencies (tentative):
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications
Any questions , inquiries, or for further information, contact :
- World School Network is not a key-pal or school match-making service. World School Network aims to bring children of the world together in interactive learning about the environment. It is expected that participants take responsibility in communications and are considerate of those they interact with.
- Participating groups recognize that the materials submitted digitally or in print to WSN may be used partially, edited or in whole by WSN for educational purposes in print or digital media publications. WSN reserves the right to the entire integrated editorial work made up of individual intellectual properties in all of its activities.
- The WSN office and numberous volunteers cooperate in translating messages from Japanese into English and vice versa, however we would appreciate those who have the means to find volunteers to support interaction.
World School Network
Kajicho 2-5-16, Honmon Bldg. 4F, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0044
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