Last month, the Oscar M. Lopez (OML) Center participated in the “Change the Current Summit” organized by Save Philippine Seas (SPS) in Quezon City. Kato Sarmiento, the Center’s Communications Manager, joined the event.
In her presentation, Sarmiento shared the Center’s efforts in increasing climate awareness and advancing climate education in the Philippines, including the Center’s climate change workbook, Klimaalam: Step up and Step In to Act on Climate.
The summit brought together 40 passionate Junior and Senior High School teachers from the Division of Valenzuela City, Angeles City, Northern Samar, Samar, Zamboanga Del Norte, and Cagayan de Oro City. These educators, teaching Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Values Education, Filipino, English, and Technology and Livelihood Education, are instrumental in shaping the future of climate education in the Philippines.
Prior to the summit, the teachers completed the “Change the Current 2.0 Workshop,” where they learned about the basics of climate change, the difference between climate adaptation and mitigation, and innovative pedagogical strategies for teaching climate change concepts. They have also successfully integrated climate change education into their respective schools, through Project-Based Learning (PBL) action plans and comprehensive lesson plans.
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦
Change the Current 2.0 is a training program for educators run by SPS that aims to enhance the Department of Education’s capacity to implement climate change education and action at the school division level. This program is implemented in partnership with UNICEF Philippines and the DepEd-Disaster Risk Reduction Management Services.
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐊𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐦
Klimaalam is an activity book which educators and parents can use to provide young Filipinos with fundamental knowledge on climate change. The PDF version of the full book and each chapter is available for sharing and download through this link: https://bit.ly/Klimaalam