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UPOU Earth Ambassador

The UP Open University Earth Ambassadors is a project by the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) that aims to train a core group of selected elementary students to promote awareness about sustainable development, biodiversity conservation and management of natural ecosystems and traditional socio-ecological landscapes. Specifically, the project aims to:

  1. Empower UPOU Earth Ambassadors to have the knowledge and skills to be stewards of the environment;

  2. Train the UPOU Earth Ambassadors on the use of various media in its advocacy to protect the environment;

  3. Identify and implement projects that will mitigate the ill effects of climate change and environmental degradation; and

  4. Promote environmental conservation and management in schools and communities.

Elementary students were chosen for this project as they are yet free of biases, hence , it would be easier to inculcate and nurture the values of nature conservation in them. The project started with three elementary schools adjacent to the location of the UPOU in Laguna, namely, The Learning Place of Los Banos, Sto. Domingo Elementary School of Bay, and Dayap Elementary School of Calauan. This project is in collaboration with Yakap Kalikasan Tungo sa Kaunlaran ng Pilipinas, Inc.

Through this project, it is expected that they will help promote awareness in their schools and in their communities about the importance of sustainable environmental management.


FMDS Comprehensive Exam Date Schedule 1st semester 2017-2018

Diploma in Social Work

Human Behavior & Social Environment (October 24, 2017)

Social Welfare Policies and Research (October 26, 2017)


Master of Social Work

Human Behavior & Social Environment

Social Welfare Policies and Research

(October 24, 2017)

Social Work Profession and Practice

Social Agency , Leadership and Management

(October 26, 2017)

Area of Specialization (October 28, 2017)


Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management

General Field (October 27, 2017)

Major Field (October 28, 2017)


Master of Public Management

General Field (November 6, 2017)

Public Policy and Program Administration (November 8, 2017)

Local Government and Regional Administration(LGRA) & Voluntary Sector Management (VSM) (November 10, 2017)


Master of Arts in Nursing (January 9 and 11, 2018)


Master of ASEAN Studies (January 12, 2018)


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