The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature – Nature Conservation Clubs

“I promise to conserve nature in my country and work to protect its soil, air, water, flora, and fauna, so that it may stay beautiful and rich for my generation and generations to come.” That is the pledge of a Nature Conservation Club (NCC) member, which encapsulates the spirit in which these clubs were first created in 1986. RSCN started its first Nature Conservation Clubs in schools in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, which aimed at helping children understand environmental issues and their importance. Since that time, the network of NCCs has grown to include over 1000 schools across the Kingdom, increasing levels of environmental awareness and concern in Jordanian youth.

RSCN envisions a future of nature loving generations that are aware of the need to protect nature, and who are infused with a sense of responsibility to take initiative to do so. A Nature Conservation Club aims to raise the awareness of its members and school students about conservation efforts and wildlife in Jordan, while instilling them with an adventurous and exploratory spirit, and providing them with the opportunity to participate in nature conservation programs.

Students that join Nature Conservation Clubs feel an affinity towards nature, seeking to learn about the environment and biodiversity, and their protection. NCCs provide information and activities that enable the knowledge acquired in the classroom to be applied in practical ways in the real world for the good of the environment and the local community. Through such efforts, the environmental message can be taken directly into the student’s home; giving each student a greater sense of his/her role in conservation.

If your child is interested in getting more involved with nature and making an active difference, ask your child’s school about their Nature Conservation Club. If one does not exist and you would like to have it established, please encourage your school to contact RSCN or the educational officer at the nearest nature reserve.

This piece is taken from the website of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature.

See on-line at: http://www.rscn.org.jo/orgsite/RSCN/RaisingAwareness/NatureConservationClubs/tabid/101/Default.aspx

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