FAO, with the support and collaboration of the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), has developed a package of materials for 10 to 14-year-olds to help them learn about biodiversity and agricultural practices in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas.
The package, "Discovering the Natural Resources of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region" consist of a comic book, a teacher's guide, a certificate of participation and evaluation form.
Already 8,000 copies of the comic book and 2,000 copies of the teacher's guide have been prepared for distribution to schools in Bhutan, Pakistan and Nepal. An electronic version of the package will be available for free download at the official International Year of Mountains Web site.
To receive your own free International Year of Mountains educational materials and to learn more, visit the International Year of Mountains Web site at [http://www.mountains2002.org].