Known as “Edukasyong Pangkalikasan,” the Environmental Education project by Save Palawan Seas Foundation was established to spread environmental awareness to communities and to strengthen the impact of environmental education.
To launch the project, SPSF collaborated with the DepEd Taytay District Office, with an orientation for the program conducted in the schools from November 24 and November 29, 2022.
The orientations at Calampisao Elementary School, Calabugtong Elementary School, and Dinet Elementary School were all done by Jitca Esmas, SPSF project coordinator. She started off each orientation with an introduction to SPSF and explained why the foundation was launched. She thoroughly went through SPSF’s mission and vision, goals, advocacy for sustainable livelihoods, community development, and environmental conservation.
She proceeded with the program overview by explaining the need for environmental education, as well as the goals of the program, its project outcomes, the grading system, the topics and activities to be executed, and the awards to be given to the students.
The impact of environmental education was also demonstrated, including spreading environmental awareness and why Palawan is commonly referred to as the last frontier of the Philippines. Most importantly, students were encouraged to understand why it is inspiring to become eco-warriors that help in conserving and nourishing the environment.
To commemorate the orientations, photos were taken and consent letters were signed, officially launching SPSF’s environmental education program.