Nature Camps for School Students

PSCST in collaboration with PGSC has taken an initiative to bring students closer to nature by holding nature camps for Government Schools with financial assistance of MoEFCC,GOI. Five nature camps of three days each were organized from August to November, 2016 at PGSC, Kapurthala and Kanjli wetland wherein 50 students from districts of Amritsar and SBS Nagar participated in each camp. 

During these three day camps, students visited Climate Change Theatre in Science City where they learnt issues related to Climate Change and importance of natural resources. They also visited Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy to seek knowledge about renewable energy. The visit to Kanjli Wetland was undertaken wherein experts from PSCST and Department of Forests& Wildlife imparted detailed information to the students about floral and faunal biodiversity in wetlands of Punjab. 

  

Preparing Nature Guide Student Volunteers 

A Nature Guide Training Workshop for student volunteers was organized in August, 2015 by PSCST in collaboration with Pushpa Gujral Science City at Science City, Kapurthala. It was attended by around hundred students and twenty teachers from different districts of Punjab. The resource persons gave information about different aspects of wetlands and demonstrated how students can play a key role in their conservation by being a nature guide. The students were also given resource material related to wetlands & biodiversity of Punjab. 

Engaging Students in Bird Watching

World Bird Watch Day was celebrated by PSCST at SGTB Khalsa College, Anandpur Sahib on 7th October, 2015 in collaboration with Department of Forests & Wildlife, Ropar. Around  40 students and ten teachers the college participated in this program. The resource persons for this workshop were Mr. Amarjeet Singh, Range Officer, Ropar, Ms. Nitima Bhatia, Project Associate, PSCST and Mr. Jaspreet Singh, Science Teacher. The students were given information about resident and migratory birds and their identification by Mr. Jaspreet. Mr. Amarjeet Singh also shared his views about conservation of wetlands for the protection of resident and migratory birds. Students were given resource material related to different bird species found in wetlands of Punjab. The students also visited Nangal wetland and were taken to the interpretation center at Nangal wetland to see the exhibits related to wetland and birds. The students also visited the forest area near the wetland where they were given information about various plants and resident birds found in the area.

 

 

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