“Marvellous Mangroves”

Teaching current and future generations the value of our world’s mangrove forests…


Educating children about the values and benefits of mangroves is the solution to future mangrove conservation. The ‘Marvellous Mangroves’ (MM) training is an in-depth, hands-on, science-based conservation education program, which is taught not only to primary and secondary schoolchildren, but also to teachers themselves.

The Idea

The Marvellous Mangroves Curriculum begins with a simple philosophy – getting future generations to not only learn about, but understand the importance of mangrove forests.

The curriculum is about more than reading books or showing children a website – the interactive nature of the program ensures that students are actively involved in learning about the true value of mangrove forests.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
Confucius

15+ countries

2,500+ teachers

250,000+ students worldwide

Teachers and students actively working together to understand the value of mangrove forests…


The Marvellous Mangroves program is all about training teachers and educators how to implement the curriculum – and in the process learning about mangrove ecology and services themselves.

Because this model is adopted to each geographic and socioeconomic context, it is highly adaptable, and has been implemented all around the world, becoming part of the national curriculum of several countries


Bringing MM curriculum to your region…


Specially prepared for each individual country & region

  • The mangrove curriculum is first adapted to fit each specific country and region – including translation of texts
  • Begins with the students, and then expands into the surrounding communities
    • Schools are the centre of most coastal communities – and knowledge and understanding spreads outwards from the schools into the rest of the community
  • Curriculum includes:
    • activities and information about mangroves
    • relationships of mangroves to other tropical coastal ecosystems
    • mangrove observation from social, geographical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives
    • guidance in taking scientific measurements about the health of mangroves
    • dozens of action-taking activities to help observers become do-ers
    • links to the local and regional science, social studies and arts curriculum

MM training sites around the globe…

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This innovative, experiential approach has the goal of transforming society toward a positive attitude and respect for mangrove resources and uses – all while preparing the next generation of decision-makers.

By integrating the curriculum with existing local science, social studies and/or language arts curricula, we are able to ensure that the developed materials and teaching techniques are used in the classroom on a regular basis.


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