Can libraries play a role in nature education?
And can Nature Education, in turn, enrich libraries? An important starting point to answer these questions could be to reflect on what one understands by and the approach one adopts to libraries and nature education. At Aripana, we see libraries as more than just a collection of age appropriate, child […]
Meet our Fellow, Anjali.
When Anjali was interviewed as a potential Aripana Education Fellow, what struck us was not just her commendable performance in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) in which she excelled with very little guidance and on the basis of largely self driven efforts, but also her intuitive understanding of what […]
हम साग थिकौं, हम साग थिकौं, मिथिलावासी के पाग थिकौं…
The title is a line from a Maithili poem that became very popular on social media sometime last year, loosely translating into, “I am the edible greens of Mithila, as glorious as the Paag (turban) of Mithilawasis”. Classroom engagement with teachers and students, participating in the teaching-learning process is a […]
Creatively communicative about science & nature.
The moth flutters and swirls, goes round and round, but does it make a sound? For it knows you are asleep. So when you see a drowsy moth, What should you do? Let it snore away. Inspired by a poem by David L. Harrison The country celebrated National Moth Week […]
If you are happy and you know it, do biodiversity…
The first part of the title of this blog, are words from a popular toddler’s / children’s song. It encourages children to focus on the emotion of happiness, associating it with simple activities like clapping, jumping, hopping, swirling etc. Example: If you are happy and you know it clap your […]
Bio-medical waste management and DMCH
I am Rupam Dev, from Darbhanga. I am an Aripana Education Fellow. I support the environment and sustainability education program at Aripana Foundation and other programs. Since past two months I am engaging intensively with issues of waste and sustainability and supporting various schools of Darbhanga to understand the issue […]
Looking back, looking forward.
This post was written just as 2020 was drawing to a close, as part of our favourite and mandatory year end reflective exercise! 2020 – definitely not just another year, thanks to Covid – is about to end! Another year, hopefully different, is about to begin. For us, at Aripana, […]