Environmental Education in Ukraine

Our thoughts and prayers go with the Ukrainians as we pray peace will prevail.

We are looking forward to the day when peace arrives, and the rebuilding begins. We can already envision the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine back actively educating generations of young leaders about environmental science, igniting in them a desire to care for our blue planet, and equipping them in the art of innovation.

Prior to the war, the project principals at the National Ecological and Naturalistic Center of the Ukrainian Ministry of Education (NENC) were beginning to offer hands-on exposure to the environment while also demonstrating the Seven Pillars, methodology that even children can use, and that was introduced to the country in 2017 (see our historical page for details). Our partnership with the NENC started with supporting an Eco Action Day 2020 and for the educational magazine, Sprout. The eco-action day included a master class for children from a dendrologist and a biologist. The children then planted 100 evergreen thuja trees within the National Ecological and Naturalistic Center territory, in the vicinity of a small lake slated for restoration. At the end of the day, a sign was planted, announcing our support for "Green Alley." The partnership continued with the lake restoration, an Environmental Education Center, and educational films including The Power of Water and The Power of Environment.

The project was conceived, initiated, and implemented using the Seven Pillars methodology, a methodology that the Ministry of Education began teaching children in 2021. Put simply, this Seven Pillars methodology suggests that you follow a vision, focus in an area of skill, work in a non-duplicative fashion, partner with others, share the credit, gather feedback, and stay the course.

Lake Restoration Project - How it Started and Progress Prior to the War

Eco Action Day 2020

Lake Reopening Master Class