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Learning for sustainable living in Kenya

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This very attractive resource book, produced as a collaboration between Nature Kenya and Birdlife International, is targeted at ages 8 – 11 and aims to explore some issues of sustainable development.  Importantly it is designed not only to raise environmental awareness but also to develop practical skills and encourage learners to become actively involved with conservation measures.  The chapters cover themes such as people and the environment, water, energy, health and agriculture.  It is filled with written descriptions, practical activities and experiments, colourful illustrations and highlighted text boxes with local case studies to make the subject relevant to the reader.  The sections are also colour coded to allow ease of navigation.  This resource book is a very nice example of a children’s resource on the environment with a practical and positive focus.

Fleur Ng’weno, Eric Deche and Paul Matiku
Nature Kenya, The East Africa Natural History Society, 2006
ISBN 9966-761-01-2

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