Blue Nudge, a leading Education to Action (EdAct) platform of Blue Planet Environmental Solution, recently unveiled its ground-breaking Environmental Studies Programme. According to an official announcement, these programmes seamlessly integrate Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies into their teaching methodology, providing students with an immersive and transformative learning experience.
Blue Nudge uses these augmented reality tools in the “Climate Change” workshop at DAV Faridabad. Around 30 students (from classes 6 to 8) participated in this one-of-a-kind project. The three-day workshop included an induction / objective session that provided students with in-depth knowledge of the atmosphere and planet. With practical engagement, the young learners were made aware of pollution-related concerns over the next two days.
The Environmental Studies Programmes are designed for students from diverse backgrounds who share an interest in making meaningful contributions to the fight against climate change. Through a blend of online modules and community engagement activities, these programs empower students with the knowledge and skills to become active advocates for a sustainable future.
Speaking about the development, Co-founder & CEO of Blue Nudge, Harsh Mehrotra, said:
At Blue Nudge, we believe in harnessing the power of technology to inspire and educate the next generation of environmental leaders. Our Programs goes beyond traditional teaching methods, offering students a dynamic and interactive platform to engage with crucial topics like climate change mitigation and sustainable practices. We are excited to contribute to the education landscape by offering a program that educates and inspires students to participate actively in the global sustainability movement.
With the help of Augmented/Virtual reality, we want to take the students to outer space teaching atmosphere and sometimes to challenging operational situations, where students should understand the process but should NOT be physically present there. This innovative teaching technique goes beyond conventional classroom learning, allowing students to visualize and address real-world environmental challenges. As of now, we are using JIG space as a platform and IOS ecosystem to display the models; very soon, we will also be using other headsets, like Oculus etc, to teach the students through augmented reality.
The programme’s holistic approach extends beyond the classroom, serving as a springboard for students’ academic and professional development. Blue Nudge aims to prepare students for various national and international opportunities through theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, fostering a generation of environmentally conscious leaders.
Blue Nudge focuses on community engagement and behavioural change to address environmental challenges. The platform strives to instil in students a sense of responsibility for their planet and environment and encourage them to adopt sustainability as a way of life. It incorporates waste management, sustainability, and academic curricula. It is a simple yet effective method of reaching the most basic unit of society, the household. These students/learners/individuals connect with their families to promote sustainable living and waste management.
Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, headquartered in Singapore, was founded in 2017 and is one of Asia’s fastest-growing waste management companies. It is the regional waste management market leader, deploying technologies spanning the entire value chain.