There has been a rise on environmental consciousness among Filipinos, especially, our youth. This is positive news, considering the fact that they’re next in line, they’d be the ones to protect and build our country a few years from now. So, while they’re young, it is necessary for them to learn the value of caring and loving the beautiful environment we have here in the Philippines.
Teach our children the value of caring for the environment while they’re young. There have been many ways to educate the young — from schools (Miriam College is at the forefront of Environmental Education in Schools) to immersions by volunteer groups (from the YES_S3R2, or the Young Environmental Stewards: Save Silang Santa Rosa River Foundation, Inc.). Now, environmentalism can also begin at home, through this one board game called, Pinoy Ecology Game.
Quoting from the game board:
Environmental Awareness is best started at a young age when children are still in the stage of learning new things around them, and are open to new ideas and information.
Pinoy Ecology Game is created to inspire children and adults alike to make a difference It aims to build and educate on how to take care of the environment, to have a clean, green and friendly place to live in. There are simple choices that we make, simple actions that we do that will truly go a long way.
Players will each be represented by a “cute child” cut-out, who would have to travel all the way from the city to the lake, to the forest. Along the way, the player would come across other people faced with situations that are either destructive or constructive for the environment. An Environment Award will be given to the winner.
The game, conceptualized by Ms. Aurora de Leon of the Philippine Women’s University, and designed by Joytoy, presents environmental protection concepts such as climate change, solid waste management, air and water quality management, and forest and wildlife protection, in a vivid game board complete with concept cards bearing practical applications and 90 Dos and Donts, making learning easier, especially for children.
It is very easy to understand the game. As you can see in the photo, young children could play the game all by themselves. If you are a parent or a teacher who would want to engage your kids, you could even ask them to reenact what is being said on the cards or on the board itself.
Make environmental learning fun for your children and/or students with Pinoy Ecology Game.