Abu Dhabi’s environmental chiefs have launched a new campaign to educate the public about the need to protect the planet.
The e-Green platform, developed by the Abu Dhabi Environment Authority, is free to use and will initially be opened to private and public school students in the country.
The agency said it is the Middle East’s first collaborative e-learning tool dedicated to the environment.
Its aim is to increase environmental awareness and awareness and to promote nature conservation.
In the first phase, e-Green has been launched for schools and will be ready for public use in 2023.
“e-Green is a state-of-the-art e-learning platform that aims to be the pre-eminent global reference for environmental e-learning,” said EAD Secretary General Shaikha Al Dhaheri.
“At this stage, we are targeting schools, and in the future, leading environmental institutions, universities and international business organizations can develop their own content according to EAD’s guidelines and upload it to the platform.
“The environment is a leading global issue and future generations are well versed in it, and with a tool like e-Green they can access scientific and well-researched information to improve their knowledge.”
Khansa Al Blooki, from the agency’s Environmental Outreach department, said the program is not embedded in the curriculum but used by teachers to broaden understanding of green issues.
“The ultimate goal is to educate young people and the community. The speakers are local experts and we are training teachers to participate in the sustainable development schools initiative,” Blooki said.
– In the future, it will be open to everyone. For example, a tourist arriving in Abu Dhabi can look at the platform for information about biodiversity and what they see while they are here.
“Now the focus is on schools and teachers.”
Available content includes books, presentations and interactive videos for students.
There are currently eight learning paths and 53 courses available for schools, 42 of which focus on the agency’s Sustainable Schools Initiative.
The project is supported by groups such as Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Skills (ADEK) and Emirates Nature -WWF.
Students who complete the available eco-courses will receive a certificate of achievement.
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Updated: October 14, 2022, 4:00 am