By: Chia Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
New Taipei City’s 12 courses for little environmental chiefs,
The New Taipei City Environmental Protection Department began on Saturday an environmental education program – “12 courses for little environmental chiefs,” in which elementary schools children will be taught how to protect the environment through first-hand fieldwork experience.
Director of the department, Liu He-ran, said on Saturday that the courses are designed to equip children with better understanding of environmental protection through outdoor learning.
The school kids started off the program with “one-day mission as a cleaning unit leader,” of which the class will first take the children to the Shunde Village Recycling Rewards Service Station situated in Sanchong District, teaching them the importance of recycling, green community building, energy efficiency, and ecological sustainability. [FULL STORY]