Environmental Education Curriculum for Kindergarten and Primary School

Palmer's Tree

The Environmental Education Curriculum that we have designed is based on the Environmental Education theory, Palmer's Tree.

The Palmer's Tree theory is divided into three aspects of education and all the curricula include each aspect, but with different emphasis. 

The main pedagogical goals of our curricula are to increase children's nature relationship, nature knowledge and nature friendly behavior.  

Curriculum for Kindergarten: 

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Caterpillars

3 - 4 years old

The Caterpillars curriculum emphasizes on the education in the nature. This means experiential learning: using senses, spending time in nature and other green environments, playing games, and gaining experiences.

 

Pupas

4 - 5 years old

The pupas curriculum emphasizes on education about nature. This means gaining knowledge about nature. Children are learning through games and play, by making small experiments and learning to gain knowledge by themselves.

Butterflies

5 - 6 years old

The Butterflies curriculum emphasizes on education for the nature. This means learning about sustainable way of living and children's own possibilities to influence on nature.

One-year curriculum for each age group is divided into four seasons. Each season has its own theme which covers widely the basic concepts of natural world and sustainability. 

SPRING

Theme: 

Plants and growth

SUMMER

Theme: 

Animal kingdom

AUTUMN

Theme: 

Earth

WINTER

Theme: 

Impact / Human

Curriculum for Primary School: 
The curriculum which we have designed for primary school-age children involves integration of different subjects into nature. For example, how to teach different subjects like art, languages, mathematics, history, geography, etc. through activities and games in nature.    

Example of how to teach mathematics and sports outdoor.

Example of how to teach English outdoor.