Nepal Prakriti Pathshala (NPP) or Nepal Nature School is Wildlife Conservation Nepal’s Environmental Education (EE) program that started in 2002.WCN partnered with Danish Forestry Extension in 2008 to strengthen this program by working in the formal education sector by supporting the development of the professional capacity of teachers to better impart EE in schools of Nepal. It is also dedicated in helping local governments to make local curriculum on pertinent local issues including mapping of the local, natural and cultural resources. NPP’s work in developing Curriculum, Training-packages, Guidebooks and Interactive Lesson-plans and activities have always kept teachers in mind, since we believe that without the motivation and the right tools, teachers will not be able to facilitate the learning process for our children of the 21st century.
NPP works with its highly dedicated and competent team of Nature Interpreters and Volunteers who travel through Nepal in mobile nature school to promote interactive EE and instigate interest among local communities in conservation at local level. It has achieved very good results having worked with more than 600 schools, 200000 students and 700 volunteers. These travels have given WCN invaluable practical experience allowing the team to refine their pedagogy and develop hundreds of activities and teaching materials accessible to all. WCN has implemented its educational programs in environment in 35 districts of Nepal and has conducted more than 100 teacher trainings.
NPP offers training and outreach programs to teachers, policy makers, actors, media anchors, photographers and people from all backgrounds. Through hands on activities it promotes sustainable use of natural resource management, climate change -its mitigation and adaptation measures, awareness on conservation and many relevant issues.
NPP’s vision is to fill in the gaps in the way environment is taught in class, breaking new ground in terms of approach to learning and reaching to all target groups of both formal and informal education mediums. It is dedicated to supplementexisting modules formulated by the government and practiced in schools with alternative fun approaches that puts learners at center, are hands-on and interactive, along with assessments and evaluations that are integrative.