Educational Materials

The Nomadic Nature Trunks of the NGO Nomadic Nature Conservation provide critically needed natural science and conservation education to communities in and around protected areas throughout Mongolia. This travelling classroom in a box is designed to provide a creative learning environment encouraging total community engagement. Each trunk includes activities materials such as puppets, posters, maps, animal tracks, books and games focused on region-specific biodiversity and conservation concerns. Trunk trainings-of-trainers are conducted at the aimag level and include at least one environmental science teacher and one representative from each soum (approximately 25-30 participants per training). The workshops lasts 2-3 days, depending on the number of participants and travel circumstances. One example is a curriculum commissioned by WCS and implemented in Noodli Baikal Khagaal, with all the materials needed for the lessons packed in a nomadic box. More information can be retrieved from The Nomadic Nature Conservation, or +976 9918 9987.

The Environmental Education Center at the National University of Mongolia (EEC-NUM) in Ulaan Bataar is dedicated to make youth understand about the impact of their daily activities on the environment by getting them in touch with nature. The EEC-NUM owns a small ecological and zoological museum, a small nature experience garden with learning stations and a greenhouse for interactive teaching and learning. Guided tours and other programs for different age groups aim at generating awareness among children and young people and empowering learners to change their behaviour and take action for sustainable development. The Center also offers environmental trainings for school teachers and government and non-governmental organizations, and produce TV programs.


The WWF Khovd Office has long-standing experience with developing all kinds of EEC materials such as comics, posters or videos that are mostly used for work with eco-clubs and EEC events in the Altai Sayan Eco Region. For example, there are comics about endangered snow leopards and saiga, human-wildlife conflicts, planting a forest in a desert, or using natural springs sustainably. Short video clips explain further on reviving natural springs, a saiga lamb survey, eco-club summer camps or a dialog with a lifestock herder.

In addition, the WWF Mongolia Office in Ulaan Bataar has published a series of three comic books called “A Spotted Friend” for children to reduce conflicts between snow leopards and humans. In another WWF initiative, efforts of school children against climate change were fostered by the campaign “Lovely Moilhon” in which wild cherry trees were planted by its hard seeds in either greenhouses or in household plots. From 2019 to 2021, eco-club children collected a total of even kilograms of hard seeds of cherry and planted and took care of these in designated plots. They also trained over 620 schoolmates in collecting the hard seeds and 32 schoolmates in planting and taking care of the cherry seeds.


The Mongolian Ecology Center (MEC) supports Junior Rangers and a Youth Sustainability Corps (YSC) with EEC-related programs. A Junior Ranger hall offers modern appliances and equipment for children to learn and work together. Knowledge learned in the classroom is consolidated during 10-day practice-oriented summer camps, while the young ranges implement small environmental projects in their soums, communities, and schools. The YCS program aims at empowering young people by developing their skills to monitor, collaborate, and advocate for the use of best practices in effectively managing and utilizing Mongolia’s natural and cultural resources. To this end, there arre six programs: Renovated common space training classrooms at six schools, a summer training camp, a YSC academy, community projects, internships, and international exchange.