After Tawau District, the BSBCC Education Team continue organising another Awareness Programme at Sandakan District. The schools visited in Sandakan District were SMK Konven St. Cecilia, SK Sungai Tiram, SK Batu 16 Gum-Gum and SK Mawar. This is the last environmental education outreach organized by BSBCC for this year. In this programme, we also invited our partners to participate. They were the Sabah Wildlife Department, Hutan-Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Programme, Wildlife Rescue Unit, Reef Guardian and Borneo Bird Club. Many activities were held during this programme such as wildlife colouring, talks, games, video show and also exhibitions. Many thanks to the schools in Sandakan for welcoming us and also our partners for always supporting the BSBCC! We hope to continue our outreach programme next year and more schools to be visited. We believe that environmental education is vital to increase awareness especially among the young generations.
Sharon, our Education staff gave a short introduction before the programme starts.
Haslan from Hutan-KOCP gave talk on Orang Utans
Students answering quiz
Students visiting our educational booth
Dr. Laura, veterinarian from Wildlife Rescue Unit presented a talk on elephants
Wildlife game - Guess Who am I?
SK Sungai Tiram, Sandakan
Introduction to sun bear using mascot and pictures
SK Sungai Tiram, Sandakan
SK Batu 16 Gum-Gum, Sandakan
Wildlife mask colouring
Students visiting exhibition by Reef Guardian
Talk from Borneo Bird Club
Sun bear and Bornean Bristlehead mascots
SK Batu 16 Gum-Gum, Sandakan
SK Mawar, Sandakan
SK Mawar, Sandakan
SK Mawar, Sandakan
On the 25th of August 2016, the BSBCC was invited by SMK Beluran, Beluran to their school to set up educational booth for their students. During that day, the school were having programme in conjuction with Malaysia's Independence Day. All of the students including teachers at SMK Beluran were able to visit our booth and learn new things about the environment especially about sun bears. Thank you for inviting us!
It was the first time for BSBCC education team to organize and join an educational outreach programme at Tawau and Semporna area. Starting from 7th August until 12th August 2017, there were six schools (primary and secondary) targeted for this programme. This event was also accompanied by our partners from the Sabah Wildlife Department - Tawau district, HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Programme (KOCP), Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) and Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC). As part of our mission to promote the wildlife conservation by teaching young children about the beauty and value of our wildlife, various activities were conducted for the students such as exhibitions, wildlife talks, documentary screening, colouring activity and environmental games. Hopefully with this kind of awareness programme, young kids would be more eager to learn more about our wildlife and in future, contribute to any conservation work.
Ice breaking: students need to work together in a team in order to put down the stick using one finger
Students and teachers at the Sabah Wildlife Department booth.
Ms. Nurasyikin from Green Semporna presenting her talk.
Clarice from Danau Girang Field Centre also participated in our programme
QnA session by Suhairing, ranger from the Wildlife Rescue Unit
Norzeela from Hutan-KOCP presented a talk about orang utan
Today BSBCC was invited to do an awareness programme on sun bear in Sandakan Baptist Church Kindergarten. Approximately 75 students aged four to six were involved in this programme. The students and teachers got excited and eager to learn more about the sun bears. The programme started with a story telling (The Wild Tree Houses) session by Ms. Gloria, Environmental Education Executive. After listening to “The Wild Tree Houses” story, Ms. Gloria conducted a wildlife game for the students. Our sun bear mascot, Sunny was also present to help the students understand better about physical characters of a sun bear. We also set up display booth at the school. All of the students enjoyed their time learning about the environment and wildlife species through exhibitions. We hope that they can gain more knowledge on the importance of protecting the environment and our precious wildlife species. Thanks for inviting us!
Video show about sun bears
Story telling session by Gloria
Gloria reading out the story 'The Wild Tree House of Borneo' to the children.
Wildlife game - Guess who am I?
The teacher assist the child during the game
She need to guess the wildlife picture on her back by asking her friends on the clues
Waiting for surprise!
Introduction about sun bears using mascot
The school children were also given the chance to ask questions during the programme
Group photo with Sunny
BSBCC team and Baptist Church Kindergarten students and teachers
Gloria showing bear skull to the children
Showing them the termite's nest
Gloria also explain how sharp is the bear claws by showing them the Aussie Dog Ball full with bear scratches
Visiting BSBCC educational booth after the activities completed
Presenting certificate of appreciation to the school
From the 10th July 2017 to 12th July 2017, BSBCC education team visited 3 schools at Nabawan District for Wildlife Education and Awareness Programme. Nabawan district is a small town in Interior Division of Sabah (southern part) and the local communities in this area are predominantly Murut. The first school we visited for this outreach is SMK Nabawan, Nabawan. Mr. Henry Anandan, principal of SMK Nabawan was very excited with this program and he was personally wanted to have a sun bear as a conservation mascot for their school. Together with our partners from HUTAN-Kinabatangan OrangUtan Conservation Programme (KOCP) and Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU), various activities were held for the students such as exhibitions, wildlife talks, documentary screening, environmental games and a special activity for the Wildlife Junior Rangers- sun bear oil painting. BSBCC also donated three bear sculptures to this school to be installed at their garden area.
Wildlife Junior Ranger of SMK Nabawan
Jeremy giving a brief introduction about this programme to the students.
SMK Nabawan Wildlife Junior Ranger taking photo with Sunny
Sun bear oil painting activity.
Our partners from HUTAN-KOCP and WRU helping us to install the bear sculpture.
Students showing their sun bear artworks.
Group photo with the Wildlife Junior Ranger students together with the three bear sculptures.
Sun bear painting arts from the Wildlife Junior Ranger students.
On the second day of this education outreach programme, BSBCC's education team together with HUTAN-KOCP and Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) gathered at SMK Nabawan II, Nabawan to bring awareness on wildlife found in the forests of Sabah. We set up a booth alongside HUTAN-KOCP and WRU to share our bear stories with the students. At the same time, we gave an inspiring talk to students on our knowledge and experience about sun bears and our ongoing effort of saving them. About 50 students from the Wildlife Junior Ranger and Nature Club participated in the talk session. We had lots of fun spending time with these young students as they were very enthusiastic to learn about the wildlife in Sabah. Many thanks to SMK Nabawan II, HUTAN-KOCP and WRU for making today's activity possible.
Risnayati, our Environmental Education Officer presented a talk on sun bear
Students also spend their time to see the display at our educational booth
Ranger from Wildlife Rescue Unit explaining their work in wildlife conservation
Students watching a documentary on sun bear was played on the screen at the school
Our last school of outreach programme for this week in Nabawan distirict was SMK Sepulot which is situated almost from 47km Nabawan town. The programme started from 8.30am until 1.00pm. The Wildlife Junior Ranger and Nature Club students had lots of fun learning from all the talks, exhibition and educational activities. We had lots of fun spending time with these young students as they were very enthusiastic to learn about the wildlife in Sabah. Hope they grow to love and protect our native animals. We were grateful to partners from HUTAN-KOCP and Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) involved with this programme. Besides that, many thanks to Sabah Education Department for the approval given to run this programme. It was a big success.
Norhatika from Hutan-KOCP interacting with the students and teachers at their booth
Haslan from Hutan-KOCP giving a talk on orang utan to the students
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.
On the 3rd to 4th of March 2017, BSBCC was participated in the exhibition at the Petrosains PlaySmart, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. This is an educational event intended to promote our local community and students to learn and understand the sciences which influences the environment and to increase awareness one how one's action can impact the environment. Many workshops and activities were held such as Environ-Hunt, My Green House, Eco Superhero, Eco-BUzzer and DIY generator. Agencies from Sabah Park, Sabah Environment Protection Association, Danau Girang Field Centre Raleigh Borneo were joined this events as well. For us, this event serves a good platform the students, teachers and community to obtain valuable information to develop a sound understanding of their total wellbeing and their responsibilities to preserve environment.
Bellinda showing camera trap pictures to the students.
Help us spread the words of sun bears!
Posing with their coloured bear mask
Exhibition from Sabah Park
Workshop - kinetic sand
These primary students showing us their artwork.
Ongoing activities throughout the day: DIY air freshener, DIY pencil case and nature art.
Students trying the science games.
Group photo with students from SMK Beaufort II
Students showing their curiosity towards the Science show and workshop.
A token of appreciation from Mr. Romy (right), a representative from Petrosains to BSBCC team.