EPA trains 64 new teachers in environmental education

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has trained 64 trainee teachers and lecturers of the Cyril Potter College of Education’s six centres – Anna Regina, Vreed-en-Hoop; New Amsterdam; and Linden, Georgetown (in-service) and Turkeyen (pre-service) – on environmental education.The training was part of its 9th annual Environmental Education Training Workshop hosted during November 28-30, 2018, at Camp Alpha, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.The goal of the workshop was to enable participants to utilise a variety of methodsThe teachers who were trained in environmental educationto successfully infuse environmental education into the main subject areas of the school’s curricula – Science, Social Studies, Mathematics and English Language. The natural setting of the workshop served as a constant reminder and learning tool for the indispensable benefits our environment provides.It also supported a fun and interactive learning process and equipped teachers to effectively engage in Environmental Education in support of the Green State Development Strategy.last_img read more

Man booked on kidnap charges

first_imgNORWALK – A parolee at large was arrested Friday after witnesses saw him allegedly kidnap his ex-girlfriend in what turned out to be a stolen car, officials said. The suspect was driving a red Honda about 10:30 a.m. on Fairford Avenue at Taddy Street when a 23-year-old woman, later determined to be the driver’s ex-girlfriend, jumped out of the car, said Norwalk sheriff’s Sgt. Craig Harman. As witnesses watched, the driver followed the woman out of the car, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her back inside the vehicle with two other males before driving off, Harman said. Witnesses flagged down a sheriff’s car, and deputies tried to catch the car, which was heading west toward Bellflower, said Harman. When the car reached Ferina Street on southbound McNab Avenue, as deputies were still at least 600 feet behind the vehicle, the driver lost control and hit a curb, causing the car to roll over, Harman said. Deputies arrived as the occupants of the vehicle were crawling out, said Harman. The alleged kidnap victim was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries, and the suspect was hospitalized for observation prior to being booked, said Harman. The two other male passengers were not injured, he added. It was discovered that the car was stolen, Harman said, and Vincent Bejar, 27, of Norwalk was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, grand theft auto, and parole violations. news.tribune@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more