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New Taipei hosts one-day camp for kids to nurture the eco-mind

New Taipei City’s 12 courses for little environmental chiefs," in which elementary schools children will be taught how to protect the environment thro...

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New Taipei City’s 12 courses for little environmental chiefs," in which elementary schools children will be taught how to protect the environment thro...

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.

The second course will take the “little chiefs” to streets, in which they experience the daily lives of a cleaning crew, patrol the streets and clean up loitering, helping them understand that it requires hard work to keep the streets clean.

The third course will take place at the Zhonghe District Recycle Center, in which the kids will learn about recycling and waste management. In addition, they will also be encouraged to organize themselves in an effort to cherish natural resources by turning recycled materials into arts.

The program is a comprehensive experience of environmental protection practices, including water and air quality protection, pollution inspection, and low-carbon makeover, etc., in an effort to teach the children about environmental work from multiple perspectives and pass down knowledge to their peers.


Updated : 2021-04-16 20:07 GMT+08:00