Edusentro | Briones congratulates a Bicolana teacher on winning a National Geographic Award | Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones praised a Bicol public school teacher for winning a National Geographic Society award for her ambitious environmental project for students.
Ranielle Navarro, Teacher III at Albay Central School (ACS), is one of the 2021 NatGeo Award winners for her project “A Call to Solution: Goals for Environmental Oversight (ACS Geo),” which pushed the boundaries of learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’d like to congratulate Ranielle Navarro on her National Geographic (NatGeo) Awards win. During the EduAKSYON virtual press conference in Region V, Secretary Briones said, “I’d also like to greet our teachers who are excelling everywhere, both in the public and private sectors.”
When Navarro started the ACS Geo project to cultivate citizen scientists, journalists, and environmental leaders through interactive storytelling, geocaching, and the use of digital apps like the Marine Debris Tracker, she turned the challenges of the remote setting into a learning opportunity for her students.
“Please allow me to share this honor with my ACS colleagues. Despite the constraints that we have due to the pandemic, I will be able to deliver this activity with your support, and of course, I share this recognition with all Filipino teachers around the country and around the world…for your indefatigable services,” Navarro said in her message during the case.
Students will learn about geocaching, environmental education, and action through the tracker, which is described as “an open data citizen science movement.”
“Sa pamamagitan ng NATGEO Resources gaya ng Marine Debris Tracker App, sila ay may pagkakataon na maging citizen scientists and journalists kahit sila ay nasa bahay lamang,” says the author. Navarro explained, “Pas nagkakaroon ng exposure sa mga digital applications na mas makaka-enganyo sa kanila na magturo at matuto.”
Navarro received ten tablets from NatGeo, which she donated to Albay Central School. The ACS Geo webinar series on environmental science and emerging technology, which will feature environmental activists from around the country, will be funded by the institution.
Learners can develop their English language skills by creating digital stories to compel change and solutions to environmental problems after the webinar meeting.
“May the AGS-Geo project, which was sponsored and recognised by the National Geographic Society, encourage you to rise above the ashes and turn every challenge into an opportunity to learn. Maaring magmukhang imposible ang mga bagay-bagay dahil sa mga balakid ngunit walang anumang pagsubok dapat ang pumigil sa ating pagkatuto at pagbabahagi ng natutuhan,” Navarro said.