24th April 2017 - BSBCC welcomes a group visit from the students of SMK Sandakan, Sandakan. The students were given a a short briefing before they were brought to the observation platforms to see the sun bears. Most of the students from this group have not visited our Centre before. They were really excited to have a tour around our Centre to see sun bears. We were glad that the students are happy to learn more about sun bears and the environment. Through environmental education, we hope that the students will be more aware on the importance of protecting the environment and help us to spread the words. At BSBCC, we always welcome group visits to our Centre!
Observing the bear up in a tree through a spotting scope
Today 22nd April 2017, we were visited by three groups from MRSM Sandakan, UMS (Conservation Biology Students) and Sk Rancangan Lubuh. The students were given presentation on the description of operations in BSBCC and information about sun bear. After a short briefing about sun bear and operation in BSBCC, the students and teachers then visited the observation platform to see the sun bears roaming in the forest enclosure. Awareness on the environment and wildlife is an issue which should be reasonably considered. Knowledge, skills and values as well as positive attitude towards the environment can be developed through environmental education.
Dr Wong Siew Te give his speech on BSBCC's roles and efforts in sun bears conservation to the groups.
Bellinda delivering her presentation.
Students of SK Rancangan Lubuh excited to see the bears!
Bear Keeper, Azzry is giving safety induction for the students.
Andy's Group is helping with the cleaning activities.
We are very honored to have a visit from the US Ambassador, Kamala Shirin Lakhdir. The founder and CEO of BSBCC, Dr. Wong Siew Te delivered a short presentation on BSBCC's roles and efforts in sun bear conservation in sabah before taking the Ambassador to sun bear viewing at the observation platforms. After that, Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdir also spent some time for story telling (The Wild Tree House of Borneo) to a group of students that visited us on the same day. The students were very happy to meet the Ambassador. On the same day of the Ambassador visit, BSBCC also welcomed another two more school visits from from SJK (C) Ming Chung and SK St. Mary Town, Sandakan. As per usual, the students were briefed with a short presentation on sun bears and later they did some activities such as bears observation and doing bear origami. Thank you for visiting us!
Dr. Wong Siew Te delivered a presentation about BSBCC's roles & effort to the guest of honor.
HE Kamala observing the bear in the enclosure through a spotting scope.
HE Kamala reading a story (Wild Tree House of Borneo) to the students
After story telling session, the students participated in the next activity which they did bear origami. They were happy to show their completed origami!
Students from SK St Mary Town Sandakan posing with their completed bear origami
BSBCC presenting a momento to HE Kamala
Dr. Wong Siew Te receiving a momento from the US Embassy
Students from SJK (C) Ming Chung Sandakan were keen to listen on the presentation about sun bears
Risnayati, our Environmental Education Officer doing a brief explaination to the students for the next activity that is bear observation
Students lining up before going to the platform
Students working in partners during bear observation activity
Bellinda assisting the students during bear observation