Starting from 16th June - 20th June 2017, BSBCC Education team joining the Sabah Forestry Department (SFD); Kinabatangan district for the CEPA & CEPA Kit Programme. CEPA stands for the "Conservation, Education, Participation and Awareness" Programme is a platform to convey knowledge and create awareness on the importance of wetlands among its inhabitants. With the theme of environmental education, this programme aims to deliver message and spread the knowledge of biodiversity conservation among local communities and school kids. Three schools are selected along the Ramsar site in Kinabatangan area which are SK Tidung Tabin, SK Tundon Bohangin and SK Sri Ganda. Hopefully, with this programme we can help to enhance the community engagement in wildlife conservation in Sabah.
SK Tidung Tabin - Intern students from Sabah Forestry Department giving introduction about Ramsar site in Kinabatangan.
SK Tidung Tabin
SK Tidung Tabin - Ms. Noorzeelah from HUTAn-KOCP delivering her talk about orang-utan in Sabah.
SK Tidung Tabin, Kinabatangan - Mr. SM Tukiman from the Royal Malaysia Police delivering his talk on drug abuse.
SK Tidung Tabin, Kinabatangan - School kids reading our bear profile.
SK Tidung Tabin, Kinabatangan - Ms. Risnayati explaining the function of enrichment materials to the school kids.
SK Tidung Tabin, Kinabatangan - Ms. Sharon showing a bear skull to the kids.
SK Tidung Tabin, Kinabatangan - Intern student from UPM explaining about the Ramsar site.
SK Tidung Tabin, Kinabatangan - Mr. Darwis from HUTAN-KOCP sharing his knowledge about the diet of orang-utan.
SK Tidung Tabin, Kinabatangan - Royal Malaysia Police and RELA team.
SK Tidung Tabin, Kinabatangan - Thanks all for the participation in this programme.
SK Tundon Bohangin, Kinabatangan - Ms. Sharon showing a bear profile and sharing their background history to the Pre-school students.
SK Tundon Bohangin, Kinabatangan - Mr. Johry from Sabah Forestry Department sharing his information about Ramsar site to the school teachers.
SK Tundon Bohangin, Kinabatangan Sun bear talk from Ms. Risnayati.
SK Tundon Bohangin, Kinabatangan - Token of appreciation from Sabah Forestry Department to the Headmaster of SK Tundon Bohangin.
SK Tundon Bohangin, Kinabatangan - Group photo.
SK Sri Ganda Kinabatangan - Ms. Risnayati introducing herself to the students before starting her talk on sun bear.
SK Sri Ganda Kinabatangan - Interactive students while Ms. Risnayati deliver her talk on sun bear.
SK Sri Ganda Kinabatangan
SK Sri Ganda Kinabatangan
SK Sri Ganda Kinabatangan - Mr. SM Tukiman from the Royal Malaysia Police having a Q&A session with the students and teachers after delivering his talk on drug abuse.
SK Sri Ganda Kinabatangan - Mr. Adnan, Headmaster of SK Sri Ganda giving his appreciation speech to students and other organisations that involved.
SK Sri Ganda Kinabatangan - Token of appreciation from Sabah Forestry Department to the Headmaster of SK Sri Ganda.
SK Sri Ganda Kinabatangan - Token of appreciation from HUTAN-KOCP to the Headmaster of SK Sri Ganda .
SK Sri Ganda Kinabatangan - Token of appreciation from BSBCC to the Headmaster of SK Sri Ganda.
After the school outreach programme at Ranau District where the majestic Mount Kinabalu lies on, our team continue to go for outreach to Kota Belud District from the 9th of April to 13th of April 2017. This time, the outreach programme is organized by our partner HUTAN – KOCP and we were glad to participate in this programme. We visited 5 different schools near Kota Belud Town (SMK Taun Gusi II, SK Sembirai, SMK Pekan II Kota Belud, SK Pekan Kota Belud, SMK Arshad). This outreach programme were participated by Wildlife Rescue Unit, the Sabah Wildlife Department and BSBCC. Many interactive activities conducted and a few talks from each participating organisations were delivered during this programme. We were happy that the students enjoyed the programme and we hope that they learn more about the Mother Nature. Thanks to our partner HUTAN – KOCP for inviting us and we look forward to join more awareness programme in the future!
Ms Risnayati Lammu, BSBCC Environmental Education Officer presenting her talk
Wildlife Rescue Unit Booth
Interactive activity - introduction to Clouded Leopard
Jeremy Jeffrey presenting his talk at SMK Pekan II Kota Belud
Q&A session with student
Teachers visiting our booth
One of the students receiving gift from BSBCC during Q&A session
The BSBCC education outreach programme is continuing to be conducted and this time the BSBCC education team visited schools in Ranau district. We started our outreach programme by joining the Community Policing Programme at Genting Suan Lamba Estate on the 2nd April 2017 organized by HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme. We were given a chance to share information about sun bear to students and community at Suan Lamba Estate from the talk session and exhibitions that we had prepared. On the next day (3rd April 2017) BSBCC outreach programme continued running in Ranau. We had visited 5 schools in Ranau that involves 2,112 students and 112 teachers. We invited our partners from Hutan-KOCP and Sabah Wildlife Department, Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU), Danau Girang Field Centre, Borneo Bird Club and Sabah Parks to join us and we organized various environmental education activities for the students. All of the students enjoyed their time learning about the environment and wildlife species through exhibitions, talks and some activities.
Community of Genting Suan Lamba Estate participating in the programme
Exhibition by Sabah Wildlife Department
Students from the school in the estate also have the chance to visit our booth.
Ice breaking session conducted by Jeremy
Clarice from Danau Girang Field Centre delivering her talk to the students
Exhibition from Wildlife Rescue Unit
Alim Biun from Sabah Parks presented his talk to the students
Sun Bear interpretation using sun bear mascot
Students of SK Lohan
Arsenia from Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) presenting her talk about WRU's works
Prize presentation for animal mask colouring competition
Clouded Leopard interpretation by Alif from HUTAN-KOCP
One of the activities held during the programme is clouded leopard interpretation; one of the students was invited to b the 'clouded leopard'
BSBCC educational booth
Melvin from Sabah Wildlife Department talking about Protected Species of Sabah
Short briefing from Gloria before the programme starts
On the 13th March 2017, BSBCC outreach programme continued running in Telupid district after outreach at Beluran district last week. There were 4 schools involved, which were SK Telupid, SK Tangkungon, SK Wonod and SMK Tongod together with HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Programme (KOCP),Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU), Danau Girang Field Cente, this programme aims to raise awareness among students and communities about our rich environmental heritage and wildlife. We were very happy to have chance to share the interesting facts about our wildlife to the students and teachers. All of the students enjoyed their time learning about the environment and wildlife species through exhibitions, talks and some activities. We hope that they can gain more knowledge on the importance of protecting the environment and our precious wildlife species.
The BSBCC education outreach programme is continuing to be conducted throughout the year and this time the education team visited schools within the Beluran district, about 150km from Sandakan. The schools were SMK Pamol, SK Nangoh and SMK Beluran II. The programme was participated by our partner organization HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme and Sabah Wildlife Department. Thanks to their support, the activities were able to be conducted more effectively. In conjunction with the International World Women's Day today, IJM Plantation organized a breast cancer awareness and wildlife awareness programme in SMK Beluran II. We had a great time interacting with students about protecting our wildlife in Sabah. The event was also participated by the Sandakan Borneo Bird Club and Wildlife Rescue Unit which are also Sabah based organizations working to protect the important wildlife in the state.
Students looking at the exhibitions from our partner, Hutan - Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Programme
Students of SMK Pamol, the first school we visited for education outreach programme in Beluran district
Bornean pgymy elephant's skeleton exhibit by Sabah Wildlife Department
Students of SMK Pamol visiting our education booth
Talk on sun bears by Jeremy
Mr. Haslan from Hutan - Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Programme delivering his talk on orang utans
Students answering quiz on wildlife
Mr. Aznandy, officer from Sabah Wildlife Department delivering his talk on laws and enactment of Protected Species in Sabah
The second day of our outreach programme, we visited SK Nangoh, a primary school which is about half an hour drive from SMK Pamol
Wildlife mask colouring competition
Video show session with Gloria
Students enjoy watching our educational video on sun bears
Waiting for 'Sunny' appearance
Special appearance during the programme
Introduction to sun bear using mascot
Presenting our poster to the school's representative
End of programme at SK Nangoh
Outreach programme continue running at SMK Beluran II; Mark from Borneo Bird Club give a talk on birds of borneo
Talk from BSBCC by Bellinda
Talk by Dr. Laura, wildlife veterenarian of Wildlife Rescue Unit
Students also have the chance to test out the spotting scope for birding, at the Borneo Bird Club booth.