There are several, useful texts in the PC Thailand IRC for teaching about environmental education and nature. These texts are being scanned and uploaded to PDF format so that all PCVs have access to them all the time. Texts are uploaded by chapter, with a specific code name to identify the text. Scroll down to read more about each text. Currently, the following texts are available:
Summary: An idea book for exploring the world through soda bottles and other recyclable materials. Learn how to explore science and the environment with soda bottles and other recyclable materials. Model a rainforest, create a spider habitat, observe the lifecycle of a slime mold, explore an ecosystem, make Korean kimchee. Pursue these and other scientific investigations with over 20 bottle constructions. Each chapter contains background information, activities, and teaching tips.
BB01: Text front matter and Chapter 1
BB02: Chapter 2, Decomposition Column
BB03: Chapter 3, Kimchee
BB04: Chapter 4, Soil Meditations
BB05: Chapter 5, Predator-Prey Column
BB06: Chapter 6, TerrAqua Column
BB07: Chapter 7, Ecocolumn
BB08: Chapter 8, Science in a Film Can
BB09: Chapter 9, Gardening Systems
BB10: Chapter 10, Bottle Instruments and Devices
Summary: Earthways is filled with hands-on nature crafts and seasonal activities to enhance environmental awareness. Although some activities are a bit euro-centric (several activities on bread and apple recipes), this text has many activities that can be incorporated into the Thai classroom. Children play with the elements and develop a respect for nature, for the earth, and for all living creatures. They experience the awe and wonder of the world around them.
Seasonal suggestions for creating a more earth-friendly home and classroom are also included.
EW02: Fall activities
EW03: Winter activities
EW04: Spring activities
EW05: Summer Activities