Reconnecting children with nature through learning journeys, inspiring workshops, and engaging content
In 2007, Journeys With Meaning was started as a response to the growing disconnect between humans and Nature. Over the last decade, JwM has showcased India’s most inspiring environmental and social solutions to issues like climate change, deforestation, water and air pollution, food scarcity, etc. Our immersive learning journeys and interactive workshops are the key ways in which we have been reaching out to the youth of India.
While Journeys With Meaning encourages adults to preserve and bequeath a healthier world to our children, JwM JUNIORS aims to equip children with a better understanding of the planet and instil in them, the values, attitudes, and practices that will help them live a more earth-friendly life.
“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. Perhaps this is what Thoreau had in mind when he said, “the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings””
~ David Sobel
In our increasingly disconnected world, Nature does not get its due credit. There is much to learn from Nature and the many wonderful ways in which it sustains life on this beautiful planet.
Sadly, one of the unexpected consequences of our unplanned urbanisation is a drastic increase in the gap between children and nature.
JwM JUNIORS aims to bridge this gap by introducing children to the magical world of Nature, thereby helping them understand the importance of the roles they can play in appreciating and protecting it, while learning to co-exist with it.
JWM JUNIORS OFFERS
- Consultation for content development, to schools that are interested in developing relevant environment specific content to be included in their curriculum
- Fun learning journeys across the country for schools
- Engaging workshops with expert facilitators, field visits to interesting places, and film screenings
- Interactive sessions with inspiring organisations and individuals, doing exceptional work in the fields of sustainability, wildlife, and ecology
- Inspiring content in the form of stories, comic books, videos, etc.
Whole Systems Thinking | Environmental Economics | Green Architecture | Renewable Energy | Social Entrepreneurship
With experiential learning as the focal point, each of our learning journeys and workshops aims at creating exciting learning opportunities for students in the following ways.
of natural ecosystems and their processes, of different cultures and their traditional practices, of their own role in the ‘web of life’ and how they can help conserve the biodiversity of the planet…
of other cultures and their different ways of living, that rely on simpler, earth-friendly technologies and that practice the idea that everything is interconnected…
on the lessons learnt, through simple and practical earth-friendly ideas that we will share and develop along with them
Our partners, who have chosen us as much as we have chosen them, practice ethical, responsible, and sustainable models. Their expertise has enriched the overall cultural exchange and given us new perspectives into how individual and community needs can be woven together into an integrated whole. An immersive understanding and deeper insights into ecology and the wisdom of local communities, is just the beginning…,
Over the last 10 years, our eclectic team of interdisciplinary professionals has continued to deliver experiences that have transformed participants’ mindsets, opened them up to new ways of being and doing, and reconnected them with alternative ways of life that offer the solutions that we vitally need today…
“Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world, we can’t expect them to help protect and care for it.”
~ David Suzuki