In this ECO-UNESCO webinar you will:
Explore easy and fun ways to create and nurture young environmentalists in your classroom
Discover how environmental programmes and actions can be delivered in your school, including sample project ideas Gain insight and knowledge about environmental education from ECO-UNESCO experts
Learn about ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards (YEAs), and how they can help meet your learning outcomes
Elaine Nevin is the National Director of ECO-UNESCO, one of Ireland's leading organisations in environmental education and education for sustainable development. She holds a BA in Geography and Political Science, an MA, a Higher Diploma in Education and has worked in the field of environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) in both formal and non -formal settings for over 20 years. Elaine has led the development and growth of ECO-UNESCO and its range of education, training and youth programmes. These have included ‘Youth for Sustainable Development’ – a peer education and youth leadership programme for 15-18 year olds, ‘ECO-choices’ – an environmental health and well-being programme; ‘Green Pathways’ – an accredited green youth employment programme; the ‘Young Environmentalist Awards’ which recognises and rewards young peoples’(10-18) work in environmental protection through action projects and ‘Learning2Change’ – a programme of workshops, teacher training, Student Council training promoting ESD in secondary schools. Elaine has led ECO-UNESCO’s partnership with UNESCO as a Key Partner of UNESCO’s Global Action Programme (GAP) in ESD and its current international framework ESD for 2030. She is a Ministerial Appointee to the 8th EPA Advisory Committee, served as a member of the 7th EPA Advisory Committee and was a Ministerial Appointee to the 6th EPA Advisory Committee.
Elaine has also written a range of education resources and has advocated for environmental education and education for sustainable development as a critical component to achieving sustainability for over 20 years. She believes engaging, educating and empowering young people is essential and that environmental education and Eco literacy, which builds knowledge, skills, values should be a core part of our education. Elaine is a member of the Department of Education and Skills Advisory Committee for the Irish National Strategy on ESD. For more information about ECO-UNESCO please see https://ecounesco.ie/