Green Guide for Teachers
Dr.V. Shubhalaxmi, Bombay Natural History Society Available in Marathi, English

The book focuses on protected areas, threatened flora and fauna, trade in wildlife etc. It provides numerous ideas for activities and projects, and promotes the project method as a hands-on learning tool.

For more information contact:

Bombay Natural History Society, 
Hornbill House, Opp. Lion Gate
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai 400 001
Ph: 022-2282 1811; Fax: 022-22837615

Climate Change & Natural Resources: A Book of Activities for Environmental Education

This book is in two sections: Climate Change: how to make sense of it all, & Natural Resources: how to share and care. The presentation of these key issues adheres to curriculum guidelines. However, they are introduced to students not as a paragraph to memorize, but as an activity to do. Each activity sheet begins with a Curriculum Connect, a brief note to teachers that matches suggested assignments to the curriculum stream (sciences, social sciences etc.) and to the class level (primary, mid or senior). A succinct backgrounder called ‘Gobar Gyan’ that precedes each activity set explains to students why they are being asked to do the task. Each activity sheet includes references to external information materials, online linkages and relevant data. Price: Rs. 290.

Payment is to made by DD/Cheque payable AT PAR for the required amount, drawn in favour of Centre for Science and Environment, payable in New Delhi. Copies may be ordered online by visiting schoolsandenvironment/activities2011.html

For more information contact:

Centre for Science and Environment,
41 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New
Delhi-110062 or Call 29955124 Extension
219 For clarifi cations write to vikas@ or

UNESCO UNEP Climate Change
Starter’s Guidebook

An issues guide for education planners and practitioners

Released end-Aug 2011, the aim of this guide is to serve as a starting point for mainstreaming climate change education into curricula lesson plans and programs. It provides an introduction and overview for education planners and practitioners on the wide range of issues relating to climate change and climate change education, including causes, impacts, mitigation and adaptation strategies, as well as some broad political and economic principals. This 66 page 4-colour guidebook has many illustrations, suggestions for further resources, readings and videos.

Digital Media

Digital Bird Field Guide

The digital Bird Field Guide is the first comprehensive hand-held digital field guide to the Birds of South and South East Asia, covering both resident and migratory birds. A group of birdwatchers from Bangalore, have created this platform, suitable for all ages, by experienced as well as amateur birders. It
  • Contains information for around 1200 resident and migratory birds, relevant to the Indian Subcontinent with scientific classification, detailed Species description like diagnosticidentification factors, range distribution, habitat, field behavior and nesting and migratory patterns.
  • Information is supported by high-resolution images for all bird species and high clarity bird calls/songs for over 100 species.
  • Advanced Search makes bird identification quick, easy and effective.
  • Lets you capture your bird-sightings and share with friends via email and various social networking sites.
  • A unique Quiz enables interactive learning and allows young birders to enhance and refresh their knowledge on bird species
  • Can be used on Apple i-phone or Android mobile devices.
  • Can be used while bird watching, for bird identification, bird calls, and store information about bird sightings
  • Download from i-tunes App Store and Android Apps Market - either as a free trial or full version - search for it with the words “Bird Field Guide”

For more information, suggestions/ findings visit: http://birdfieldguide. or write to

Himalayan Meltdown

A documentary film by UNDP, Discovery Asia and Arrowhead Films

Himalayan Meltdown examines the human development impact of the glacial ice melt on communities in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal. It shows the plight of the affected countries and the ways they are adapting, adjusting and preparing for tomorrow’s inevitable changes in the Himalayan glaciers. It features innovative fog-catching in Nepal, man-made glaciers in India, views of life in the changing plateaus of China, and pioneering UNDP climate change adaptation projects in Bhutan and Bangladesh. Technological advances from leading glaciologists, experts at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and UNDP offer insights into what is in progress and what still needs to be done for countries to address the Himalayan ice melt.


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