Education for Sustainable Development of Marine and Coastal Resources

"Integration or strengthening of environmental subjects into existing academic curricula is crucial for building awareness among the younger generations”

Education is critical for longterm respect of the environment.  As such, PERSGA aims to start at the roots of awareness and inspire longterm conservation action by actively facilitating the development of environmental activities in schools. PERSGA's environmental education activities make use of a variety of resource tools that are designed both to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the marine environment among students, as well as to train teachers on how to promote the environment through their classroom lectures.  To help generate interest, PERSGA calls its educational resource package "Because I Care".


Why “because I care”?

“Once we understand what we have, we shall then learn how to love it. Every time we learn something new about our environment, we love it more and more. We would love the idea of keeping it unharmed, the idea of keeping it for next generations to enjoy its benefits and beauty. In addition, with love comes caring. When we love the environment, we shall care for it, and because we care, we would like to know more about it, we would want to know how to protect it, and we would develop a sense of stewardship of our planet.


 because I care    
 … we care. We care for these matters because they are very important for our survival on this earth, and because our concern makes us experience many joys of life, joys we have missed by missing our connection with nature and our carelessness towards it, and because we care, we need to learn more about our environment and how to preserve it.”