It is a voluntary group that promotes the participation of students in learning about and improving their environment.
People today, especially young people, are concerned about the environment. An Eco Club is a means by which students and youth can organize themselves to learn more about this issue, and also take action to improve their immediate environment.
For teachers, it is a wonderful opportunity to create awareness, build attitudes and help students take up activities in the real world, in a way in which the constraints of the classroom and curriculum will not allow.
An Eco Club can thus help to extend the boundaries and scope of the formal educational system, encouraging creativity, and empowering students for constructive action.
Eco club activities can help the teacher to meet the objectives of Environmental Education, which are to:
- Create awareness and sensitivity among individuals and social groups to the total environment and its allied impact knowledge to help individuals and social groups gain a variety of experiences in and acquire a basic understanding of, the environment and its associates.
- Build attitudes to help individuals and social groups acquire a set of values and feelings of concern for the environment and the motivation for actively participating in environmental improvement and teach skills to help individuals and social groups to identify and solve environmental problems.
- And lead the students towards action to participate in appropriate action to help solve these problems and avoid future.