On June 12th, 2014, the 3rd session of training class of Sino-Japan Environmental Education Program held by Chongming Ecological and Science Association and Crested Ibis’ Wings Society took place in Yu’an Primary School of Chongming County.
Students, teachers and technicians from Tongji University, the Horticulture Center of Shanghai Academy of Agriculture Science, as well as some teachers from Chongming County and working staff members of Chongming Ecological and Science Popularity Association all came and listened attentively to the lecture of Mr. Haigiwara from Japan’s Crested Ibis’ Wings Environment, Culture and Art Research Society, who elaborated on the concept, editing aim, meaning, as well as methods for the map of green environment. The whole lecture had a broad range of citations, incorporated a lot of pictures, and expanded its contents vividly. Its brand-new contents and form have freshened the listeners’ perceptions.
In the afternoon, the edified audiences all expressed their feelings and thoughts about the lecture in the morning, and held interactive discussion with Japanese experts about the concept of printing maps of green environment, as well as how education in Chongming could function in building an ecological island. The representative of Japan’s Crested Ibis’ Wings Environment, Culture and Art Research Society said: “Chongming embraced great advantages in nature, such as Dongtan Wetland, Forest Park and other rich environmental education resources. How to build connections among these resources and add their values for the environmental education of the general society is the greatest meaning for printing green environment map.”
The Sino-Japan Natural School of the environmental education started in 2011. In these 3 years, both the two sides have launched a series of training and communication activities concerning with ecological education. Currently, the education system in Chongming actively contacted with peers in the building of an ecological island and emphasized on the ecological civilization education. Most of the primary and middle schools are exploring curricula with local characteristics. Advanced ecological education concepts around the globe were introduced, which would definitely promote the whole county’s ecological education and the building of curricula with local characteristics.
The dean of the Chongming Ecology and Science as well as headmaster of the county’s Teachers Further Study School, teacher of special classification, Mr. Song Linfei made high evaluations of this activity. He said: “Japanese experts’ lectures, which are filled with passion, wisdom, as well as scientific rationale, have made further connections within green maps and ecological education. They helped teachers and students pay more attention to the world around us. This is a kind of power, as well as a kind of emotion. The successful making of the green map of Chongming could further promote the school’s ecological education and elevate people’s ecological awareness. The green map of Chongming, on the other hand, is a kind of world language, which is attractive for the world to know more about the ecological island. We have the determination to better organize the Sino-Japan Environmental Education Program, and push the ecological education in Chongming to a higher level. ”