Our mission is to engage children and adults in cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, inspiring them to protect the diversity of all life on earth.
Founded in 2001, GLOBIO is an education nonprofit organization. GLOBIO’s initial aim was to engage children in how to make respectful, conscious decisions about the planet in which they live and to understand how they can make a difference in environmental quality and biodiversity issues. We deeply believe that children, no matter what nationality, share similar concerns and interests about the world, and that their participation is fundamental to the responsible management of Earth’s limited resources. But first, children must understand their place in the global community and environment and the effects of their actions.
Over the past fifteen years we have expanded our education activities and now reach children, adults, educators, community outreach leaders and more with content and resources for exploring our shared world.
Next Steps: Building On A History Of Powerful Visual Content
Over the past decade digital and communication tools have dramatically changed the formal and informal education landscape. Many educational resources have erupted and evolved to engage children and other learners. What has not altered is the need for high quality well illustrated content. GLOBIO’s Board of Directors in 2013 decide our focus should be on creating that content, and work to create partnerships to use that content. Launched in 2013 Great Apes 2020 is the first of these focus content creating efforts. The media assets created during the multi-year project will be used by multiple partners including the Philadelphia Zoo, NAAEE, EcoHealth Alliance, Yayasan IAR, Apes Action Africa as well as GLOBIO.
Our objectives are, working with award-winning photographers, film-makers, graphic artists, GIS specialists and musician, to create multimedia tools and resources that connect kids and all learners to the environment, to other people, and to actions they can take to manage our planets natural resources wisely.