A total of 67 students and six teachers arrived at BSBCC on the 13th of October. The school group from SK Bandar, Sandakan was welcomed with a brief presentation delivered by our Environmental Education Officer, Miss Risnayati. The students and teachers then visited the observation platform to see the sun bears roaming in the forest enclosure. The "Spread A Message" activity took over after that.
The students get to work in their group of six to seven and was assigned to create a meaningful message to raise awareness about sun bears. After they were done with their artworks, each team needs presented to their teachers and schoolmates about the message they have chosen.
Every group did very well in completing their tasks. "Sayangi kami, lindungi kami(Love us, protect us)" was one of the messages created for the sun bears. We hope that the students will continue to spread out the message and more people will learn about the sun bears.
BSBCC continued to join in the outreach programme organized by our education partner, HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Porgramme (KOCP). During September to October 2015, five schools in Lahad Datu were visited. Lahad Datu is located in the eastern part of Sabah. Danum Valley Conservation Area and Tabin Wildlife Reserve are the protected areas within the Lahad Datu district which are important habitats for many wild animals.
It has always been a privilege to have the opportunity to raise awareness on our wild animals among school kids. "Why do we need to protect these wildlife?", is one of the common questions that raised by the students. The education team never fails to enlighten the students with the help of interactive activities to stimulate their understanding on the plights of our wild animals.
1) SK Telisai, Lahad Datu (28th September 2015)