UGM Faculty of Geography plans to develop schools based on disaster mitigation and environmental management for high schools and equal level schools. The development of these schools is expected to produce young generation who are responsive to disasters and all environmental problems.
That was delivered by Dean of Faculty of Geography UGM, Prof. Dr. Suratman, M.Sc., after opening National Geographic Olympiad on Friday (4/2) at Auditorium of the Faculty. According to Suratman, the development of the school is expected to strengthen student’s awareness to be more responsive to environment through learning process.
Management of school based on disaster mitigation and environmental management can be designed as tool to grow knowledge, values, attitude, insight, and concern of environment. “Schools based on disaster mitigation and environmental management are expected to produce young generation who is more sensitive to environmental condition, that they are more responsive to disasters remembering that our nation is often exposed by disasters,” Suratman explained.
Suratman added that he will design curriculum which is based on disaster mitigation and environmental management and will implement it in several high schools in Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, Bali, Banjarmasin, and Kupang. The plan is the curriculum will be launched officially in celebration of Earth Day on 22 April.