India saw extreme weather events on 86 per cent of the days in the first nine months of the year as per India 2023: An assessment of extreme weather events by Down to Earth (DTE). It also states that all 36 states and Union Territories in the country experienced these events. As climate change exacerbates due to human activities, its impacts are becoming more frequent with time. These are not just impacting the current generation but will also continue to affect future generations. Therefore. it is of immense importance to bring the issue of climate change into the mainstream education, enhance our understanding of the issue, and equip our students with the knowledge and empowerment necessary to take meaningful climate action.
Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Green Schools Programme (GSP) invites applications from interested school teachers (teaching classes V to XII) to join the fifth batch of its free online course on climate change.
Exclusively designed for school teachers, the four-week course will:
The course will include classroom briefings and presentations by subject experts, special lectures, classroom discussions, suggested online readings, audio-visual content, weekly assessments and a course-end assignment. It will be spread over four weeks and is designed to be selfpaced so that participating teachers do not feel undue pressure. A CSE E-Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all participants who complete the course successfully.
BROAD COURSE LAYOUT
After the successful culmination of four batches and an onsite Climate Convocation, we now invite interested teachers to participate in the fifth batch to discuss and learn more about the biggest environmental concern of today — climate change.