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Schools registered in the Eco-Schools Programme in Malaysia are welcome to also join the Environmental Education (EE) Programmes run by our partners. In fact, these other EE programmes act as pathways for schools as they work towards achieving the Green Flag Awards. Below are  descriptions of some of the EE programmes offered by our partners.  Links are also provided to the respective programme webpages. Please contact the respective organisations running the programmes if you are interested to participate.


1.GEC's SMART Ranger & River Ranger programmes


SMART (Start Managing All Resources Today) Rangers is an Environmental Management Programme for schools and communities to learn about the environment especially natural and non-natural resource management in Malaysia. It’s focus on solid waste management through 4R2C concept (Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycling, Compost & Closing the loop with objective to create and enhance students’ awareness on managing their resources; teach them the importance of reducing their waste and recycling; initiate a systematic and scheduled recycling programme for the school; and help generate revenue & set-up a Recycling Education Corner/Centre. [Note: The SMART Ranger programme is -suitable for eco-schools working on the Waste Management theme].

Program SMART (Start Managing All Resources Today) Ranger merupakan program sistem pengurusan sisa pepejal yang diteraskan kepada sekolah dan komuniti melalui pendekatan sistematik dalam menguruskan sisa pepejal digunakan untuk menukarkannya kepada bahan yang berguna.Program ini memfokuskan sistem pengurusan sisa pepejal melalui konsep 4R2C iaitu Rethink (Fikir Semula), Reduce (Kurangkan), Reuse (Guna Semula), Recycle (KItar Semula), Compost (Kompos) dan Close the Loop (membeli balik barangan yang diperbuat daripada bahan-bahan kitar semula). Sasaran projek ini adalah untuk meningkatkan kadar kitar semula sisa pepejal dan mengimbangbalas pembebasan karbon, mendedahkan mereka dengan kepentingan kitar semula dan mengenalkan program kitar semula yang sistematik dan berjadual di sekolah disamping menolong menbentuk pusat kitar semula untuk sekolah terbabit. [Nota: Program SMART Ranger sesuai untuk sekolah di dalam program Eco-Schools yang memilih tema Pengurusan Sampah].

RIVER Ranger is an Environmental Education programme for participants to learn about the environment, water resources and rivers/river basin, and emphasizes not only about water/river mapping and auditing through visual observation, chemical and biological monitoring but every aspect of freshwater ecosystem services including its biodiversity, function, values, and benefit to mankind. The main objectives are to provide living skill to participants for use in local environmental management and to motivate them to initiate water/river conservation activities. [Note: The River Ranger programme is -suitable for eco-schools working on the Water theme].     

Program RIVER Ranger merupakan program  alam sekitar yang memberi tumpuan bukan sahaja mengenai sungai,air dan pengurusan bersepadu lembangan sungai serta sumber air malah meliputi aspek pendidikan kesedaran sungai melalui pemantauan  kaedah fizikal, kimia dan biologi. Program pendidikan pengurusan sungai mendedahkan para pelajar  dengan pengetahuan dan kemahiran penjagaan sungai dalam menjalankan aktiviti pemeliharaan dan pemuliharaan sungai.  [Nota: Program River Ranger sesuai untuk sekolah di dalam program Eco-Schools yang memlih tema Air].



2. Natural Resource and Environment Board's (Sarawak) PALS Clubs

Under The Provision In Section 5 (H) Of The NREO, The NREB Sarawak Is Clearly Mandated To “Provide Information And Education To The Public Regarding The Protection And Enhancement Of The Environment".

Thus, Environmental Education (EE) Is One Of The Strategies Being Used By The State Of Sarawak For Environmental Protection And Enhancement Towards Achieving Sustainable Development In The State.

In Year 1999, The NREB Has Embarked On An Environmental Education Programme For Schools In Sarawak, With The Establishment Of Environmental Club Or “Kelab Pencinta Alam Sekitar” Or Commonly Known As PALS Club
The Setting Up Of This Club Is A Brainchild Of The Former Minister Of Environment And Public Health Sarawak, Yang Berhormat Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Min. It Was Realized That The Government Needs To Play A Lead Role In Encouraging All Schools To Form Environmental Clubs, And NREB Initiated The Setting Up Of The Environmental Clubs In Schools In 1999 With The Grant From MOEPH.

The Club Is Expected To Help Strengthen The Infusion Of Environmental Education Into The Malaysia School Curriculum, Which Were Introduced In 1994. As Such, The Implementation The PALS Club Programme Has Received Good Support From State Education Department.

To Date, A Total Of 325 Schools Throughout The State,Both Primary And Secondary, Have Been Assisted By The NREB To Form The PALS Club At Their Respective Schools.

The Overall Objective Is To Create Greater Awareness And To Inculcate Positive Attitudes Among The School Children Towards Our Environment.

Other Aims Of The Club Are:
• To Provide An Organizational Structure For Students To Develop And Pursue Their Interests In Environmental Conservation And Protection;
• To Encourage And Guide Students In Schools On Types Of Activities Which Could Be Carried Out By Them To Instill The Love For Our Environment;
• To Incorporate Environmental Education Into The State's Education System; And
• To Generally Raise The Level Of Awareness And Sense Of Responsibility Of Both Students And Teachers Towards Environmental Conservation And Protection.

 Like Any Other Clubs, Each Participating School Needs To Establish A PALS Committee, Which Consists Of The Stakeholders Of The School Environment, Namely Students, Teachers And School Supporting Staff, Or Even Among The School Higher Management Or Parents Of The Students. 

[Note: The PALS programme is suitable for schools in Sarawak working on various Eco-Schools themes such as Waste Management, School Grounds, etc. The PALS Club can form the nucleus of the Eco-Schools Committee, with a few additional members consisting of external stakeholders such as NGOs or the local community)


3. Rainforest Discovery Centre's (RDC) ( Sabah Forestry Department) EE Programmes
  •  EERace: Teachers course on EE. Currently targeted at  in-service teachers with the main aim to enhance and deepen teachers' knowledge and experiences on the environment. About 770 teachers have been trained in EE by RDC. EERace is conducted at least once a year for 6 days. Open to all teachers and some observers (normally non-teachers who are EE implementers).
  • Sepilok Junior Rangers: A community-based EE programme for children. This is an environmental club for children living in and around Sepilok and also children of the Sabah Forestry Department, ages 10-17 years old. The aim is to involve these children in environmental conservation through EE with the high hopes of them influencing the community towards better environmental citizenship.
  • EEP with KEEP (Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project): This is an on-going international programme between RDC and KEEP that engage children (10-12 years) in EE exchange programme through video-conferencing.

[Note: The EERace is a useful form of in-service training for teachers involved in the Eco-Schools Programme to learn more about environmental issues. ]


4. Environment Protection Department's (Sabah) SERASI Programme

 Environment Protection Department Sabah has been organising the Environment Friendly-School Programme - Program Sekolah Rakan Alam Sekitar (SERASI) since 2003 together with Department of Environment, Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah Education Department, Science & Technology Unit, Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society, SHELL Malaysia & Environmental Action Centre. Other school-related programmes include kEEds (Environmental Education for Kindergarten children), spEEcial schools (Environmental Education for special school students). Examples of activities are talks, exhibitions, tree-planting, composting, environmental games, etc. [Note: The SERASI programme is especially suitable for schools in Sabah working on the Eco-Schools theme of School Grounds]

Jabatan Perlindungan Alam Sekitar melaksanakan Program Sekolah Rakan Alam Sekitar (SERASI) sejak 2003 bersama-sama dengan Jabatan Alam Sekitar, Jabatan Perhutanan Sabah, Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri Sabah, Unit Sains dan Teknologi, Persatuan Tanah Lembap Sabah, SHELL Malaysia dan Pusat Tindakan Alam Sekitar. Program lain yang berkaitan dengan sekolah adalah kEEds (program pendidikan alam sekitar untuk kanak-kanak tadika), spEEcial schools (program pendidikan alam sekitar untuk para pelajar sekolah khas). Contoh aktiviti yang dilaksanakan adalah ceramah, pameran, penanaman pokok, membuat kompos, permainan alam sekitar, dsb. [Nota: The Program SERASI adalah sesuai untuk sekolah-sekolah di Sabah yang memberi tumpuan kepada tema Eco-Schools Kawasan Sekolah]


5. Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia's (IPGM) Eco-Institute Programme 

 Issues on environmental education are embedded into teacher education curriculum for Bachelor of Teaching Programme, Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and in the foundation programme . Such issues are also dealt with in the cocurricular activities for student teachers.Issues related climate change, ecosystem, sustainability, disaster risk reduction (DRR) are given due emphasis in the curiculum. IPGM is taking every effort to have eco-institutes in all 27 branch campuses throughout Malaysia. [Note: While this programme is directed at teacher education institutes, and not at schools, the implementation of the programme is expected to produce future teachers who will be able to competently implement the Eco-Schools programme.]

 Isu melibatkan pendidikan alam sekitar diserapkan dalam kurikulum pendidikan guru untuk program Ijazah Sarjana Muda Perguruan, Program Diploma Perguruan Lepas Ijazah dan dalam Program Persediaan Ijazah Sarjana Muda Perguruan.Aktiviti kokurikulum guru pelatih turut menerapkan isu alam sekitar.  Isu berkaitan perubahan cuaca, ekosistem, kelestarian, pengurangan risiko bencana diberikan penegasan dalam kurikulum. IPGM juga sedang berusaha untuk melahirkan eko-institut di semua 27 kampus Institut Pendidikan Guru di Malaysia. [Nota: Walaupun program ini ditumpukan kepada institut pendidikan guru, dan bukan peringkat sekolah, program ini dijangkakan akan mewujudkan guru-guru yang mampu melaksanakan program Eco-Schools dengan baik di masa hadapan.]


NOTE: We are in the process of compiling a more complete list of EE programmes run by our partners. In the meantime, you may want to visit our partners' websites directly to find out what they have on offer. Our full list of partners, and accompanying links, may be found here