This workshop is part of the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean project, which aims to promote and highlight sustainable development aspect of projects conducted in the area containing ecosystems of high ecological value, both nationally and internationally.
This action aims to promote environmental education and sustainable development through the active participation of students in order to expand green behavior and promote the sustainable management of natural resources.
Additionally, the focus will be on theory-based presentations such as the Eco-Schools methodology, the role of educational stakeholders, the presentation of study results on medical and aromatic plants in the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean. Also the schools’ experience, Oued El Makhazen in Nador and Hajar Nahl in Tangier, will be emphasized. Indeed the Hajar Nahl school has held successful workshops on the five program themes: reducing consumption water and energy consumption, good waste management, conservation of biodiversity, and the benefit of good nutrition.
Eco-Schools is an international program launched by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection, after joining the Foundation for Environmental Education in 2002, and as part of a partnership agreement with the Ministry of National Education, which was signed on April 24, 2010, on the occasion of the celebration of Earth Day.
The methodology of this international program is based on seven steps that are easy for all schools to follow, and helps them reach their goal of being an exemplary Eco-School, with the involvement of many stakeholders from the local society, where students are given the essential role.