Educator/Environmentalists

Shashi Agnihotri

India
Co-teacher: Preeti Phutela
Department Head , Science (Middle Wing) , MIEEexpert, Adobe Creative Educator With over two decades of experience as an educator, Shashi Agnihotri is passionate about using Science to bring awarenes about Climate Changeand environmental degradation. Born and broughtup in Delhi, she has observed the impact of environmental pollution closely. To do her bit she actively participates in  various activites and encourages her students to particpate and bring about the change. Her mega projects

 

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Together We Can and We Will save our Blue Beauty
School: Venkateshwar Global School 250 students are involved The average age of the students: 14-16@ Año

Projects 2021

Climate Change -KAL AAj Aur KAl

Students took interview of the their grand parents and disscussed about climate changes taken ove their life time. They also madee presentation depicting the blue beauty

Grow food to decrease the carbon foot print

Students were made familiar with the gardening activities and tools. They were shown some plants that the school has grown for food. 

Later they saw seeds of some seasonal vegetables. 

Climate conference

Here is a glimpse of some activities taken up by students of grade 8 in the last two weeks.

1. Climate Control Conference – Impact, causes and possible solutions. A group discussion was organized by the Science teachers to increase the understanding of the cause of Climate change, its impact in the future and the consequences of the negligence. Students enthusiastically participated in the discussion and benefited from each other’s opinions and findings.

2. Collaborative Presentation on-Climate change and Animals. Climate change is accelerating extinction. World biodiversity has declined alarmingly in half a century. More than 25,000 species, almost a third of those know are in danger of disappearing. Students did a research work to find out more about the endangered animals and compiled their work in a real time collaborative project taken up during their Science class.

3. SWAY Presentation on the topics:  Climate change and Biodiversity loss and Greenhouse effect and Global warming. Students not only enhanced their knowledge on the important topics but also explored new ways of sharing information with each other. Surely this program has enabled experiential learning by adopting approaches like collaborative learning, creativity, empathy towards Nature, learning by doing, playful learning, learning from educators and peers.

 

Here is a glimpse of some activities taken up by students of grade 8 in the last two weeks.

1. Climate Control Conference – Impact, causes and possible solutions. A group discussion was organized by the Science teachers to increase the understanding of the cause of Climate change, its impact in the future and the consequences of the negligence. Students enthusiastically participated in the discussion and benefited from each other’s opinions and findings.

2. Collaborative Presentation on-Climate change and Animals. Climate change is accelerating extinction. World biodiversity has declined alarmingly in half a century. More than 25,000 species, almost a third of those know are in danger of disappearing. Students did a research work to find out more about the endangered animals and compiled their work in a real time collaborative project taken up during their Science class.

3. SWAY Presentation on the topics:  Climate change and Biodiversity loss and Greenhouse effect and Global warming. Students not only enhanced their knowledge on the important topics but also explored new ways of sharing information with each other. Surely this program has enabled experiential learning by adopting approaches like collaborative learning, creativity, empathy towards Nature, learning by doing, playful learning, learning from educators and peers.

 

 

Virtual Exchange With A Russian School

Venkateshwarians of grade IX Columba connected with the students Secondary School #5 Krasnoyarsk, Russia to brainstorm, explore, create, discuss and share their findings online. In a zoom meeting organized by their science teacher, Ms. Shashi Agnihotri on October14, 2021, they explained their work and findings on the topic: “Gardening, growing food and Carbon Footprint”. With the help of a PowerPoint presentation they explained their efforts, inspirations, and findings to the grade X students of the partner school. They successfully answered all the questions asked by the Russian students.

Later, the Russian students explained their research project, “Industrial effluents and Water bodies.” On which they are working under the guidance of their teacher, Ms. Nadezhda Ivanova.

Ms. Preeti Phutela, headmistress secondary wing also joined the session and motivated students from both the countries to keep up the effort!

It was a very enriching experience for all the participants as they learnt that they may be separated by the borders but they share similar problems.

 

 

Venkateshwarians of grade IX Columba connected with the students Secondary School #5 Krasnoyarsk, Russia to brainstorm, explore, create, discuss and share their findings online. In a zoom meeting organized by their science teacher, Ms. Shashi Agnihotri on October14, 2021, they explained their work and findings on the topic: “Gardening, growing food and Carbon Footprint”. With the help of a PowerPoint presentation they explained their efforts, inspirations, and findings to the grade X students of the partner school. They successfully answered all the questions asked by the Russian students.

Later, the Russian students explained their research project, “Industrial effluents and Water bodies.” On which they are working under the guidance of their teacher, Ms. Nadezhda Ivanova.

Ms. Preeti Phutela, headmistress secondary wing also joined the session and motivated students from both the countries to keep up the effort!

It was a very enriching experience for all the participants as they learnt that they may be separated by the borders but they share similar problems.

 

Venkateshwarians of grade IX Columba connected with the students Secondary School #5 Krasnoyarsk, Russia to brainstorm, explore, create, discuss and share their findings online. In a zoom meeting organized by their science teacher, Ms. Shashi Agnihotri on October14, 2021, they explained their work and findings on the topic: “Gardening, growing food and Carbon Footprint”. With the help of a PowerPoint presentation they explained their efforts, inspirations, and findings to the grade X students of the partner school. They successfully answered all the questions asked by the Russian students.

Later, the Russian students explained their research project, “Industrial effluents and Water bodies.” On which they are working under the guidance of their teacher, Ms. Nadezhda Ivanova.

Ms. Preeti Phutela, headmistress secondary wing also joined the session and motivated students from both the countries to keep up the effort!

It was a very enriching experience for all the participants as they learnt that they may be separated by the borders but they share similar problems.

 

 

 

Stop Single use plastic

various activities were organised to spread  awarness about the harmful effects of single use plastic 

Go Solar! Neat clean energy

Children are the least responsible for climate change, yet they will bear the greatest burden of its impact.

Climate change is a direct threat to a child’s ability to survive, grow, and thrive. Therefore it is our responsibility to make them aware about the global Climate concerns. Collaboration with students across the globe is one way to achieve this.  As a part of the Climate action Program2021, Venkateshwarians once again collaborated with Secondary School #5, Russia to enhance their knowledge about Climate issues across the Globe. Students of grade IX explained how their school has decreased their Carbon footprint by adopting Solar Power. Venkateshwar Global School has installed solar power plant at its roof top which generates electricity sufficient enough to meet more than half of its total power requirements. Students organized a virtual tour of the solar power plant for their Russian friends. They explained the working, maintenance and limitations of the solar panels. Not only in the school, they elaborated how their housing societies are switching to solar power and hence reducing the carbon footprint. 

The Russian students shared their research on pollution, forest fires and non-conventional energy resources in their country. Students of grade X of the # 5 school Russia presented their work in the form of a wakelet. Students of both the schools were benefitted by it.

Let's work together to leave the world a better, healthier, safer place—and give our children a better, healthier, safer future.

 

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Impressions

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