In order to promote environmental education programs for Anzali Wetland Conservation, and prepare the environmental curriculum in primary and secondary schools, this environmental education workshop has been conducted for school principals and deputies from Rasht, Anzali, Somesara, Fouman, Masal, Shaft, Rezvanshahr, and Tolamat at Anzali Wetland Environmental Education Center, located in Selke Wildlife Refuge.

This program was carried out as the second step of Joint Pilot Activity “Preparation and Implementation of Environmental Education Curriculum for School Class” of the Project among JICA Expert Team (JET), EO Gilan and DOE Gilan on 2nd March, 2016.

Mr. Watanabe who is JICA expert in charge of environmental education and wetland ecosystem conservation had a presentation on history and current situation of the Environmental Education in Japan, history of Anzali EE center and facilities as well as training programs for EO teachers in the future.

Ms. Masaki who is JICA expert in charge of environmental education and wetland ecosystem conservation explained the EE booklet for Anzali Wetland Conservation and EE Action Plan and EE JPAs of the project briefly.

Ms. Yousefzadeh from DOE Gilan introduced the environmental education materials including booklets and videos prepared by the project and the conducted programs in Anzali Wetland EE center until now.

Mr. Sharif the leader of Principals group of Secondary Schools of Gilan had a presentation on EE current situation and levels of EE activities and strategies to develop EE programs in schools especially around the Anzali Wetland for Anzali Wetland Conservation.

The participants in this workshop have used the bird watching tower and bird hide, which are the facilities of this center for experiential education programs.

JET will support to progress the environmental education curriculum for school class by EO.