Eco Club


Aim & Objective:


  • Today’s children and families often have limited opportunities to connect with the natural environment.
  • There are several benefits for schools who encourage their students to form eco clubs. The school can keep tabs on energy costs and can quickly spot irregularities and rises.
  • Students are also motivated to reduce their energy use at home as well as school, and inspired to come up with solutions.
  • Schools can encourage students to think creatively as they apply their knowledge to real, everyday thinking. Involving students in participation through real responsibilities improves self-esteem.
  • Nature Clubs for Families can be created in any neighborhood — whether inner city, suburban, or rural — and in any economic setting.
  • Children will be smarter, better able to get along with others, healthier and happier when they have regular opportunities for free and unstructured play in the out-of-doors.
  • Studies in the India show that schools that use outdoor classrooms and other forms of nature-based experiential education support significant student gains in social studies, science, language arts, and math. Students in outdoor science programs improved their science testing scores by 27%
  • Improves eyesight. More time spent outdoors is related to reduced rates of nearsightedness, also known as myopia, in children and adolescents.
  • Improves nutrition. Children who grow their own food are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables (Bell & Dyment, 2008) and to show higher levels of knowledge about nutrition (Waliczek, & Zajicek, 2006). They are also more likely to continue healthy eating habits throughout their lives.

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