New Sabah Times. 13th November 2018.
Although it seems like a gloomy Monday in Sepilok today, BSBCC was visited by 53 cheerful students from SK Sungai Manila Sandakan with their accompanying teachers and headmaster. Before headed up to the viewing platform to observe our rescued bears in action, the students were given informative briefing about the Sun Bears. The diets of Sun Bears were also taught to the students through a mini game called "Food Bingo".
It was a great feedback from the students as they were very engaged to the activities done and showed lots of interest by asking questions about the Sun Bears! Hope the students and teachers learned a lot from today and help to spread the awareness to their friends and families ;)
Today, on 11th November 2018, BSBCC received a group visit from SK Jeroco, Lahad Datu. The students were given a detail presentation about sun bear by Mdm. Risnayati. After that, they were brought to the observation platform to observe the sun bears in the forest enclosure and complete the task given.
Another kindergarten with 21 kids and 2 accompanying teachers from Sandakan visited our centre for a study visit today. The parents seems to be quite excited for the visit as well. Lucky for all of them, the heavy rain only started just after they arrived and ends before they went up to the platform! Briefing on the Sun Bear and safety rules were given by Ms Gloria, with Sunny the Sun Bear made a surprise appearance before taking group photo with them.
After observing the Sun Bears at the viewing platform, the kids stayed to watch the videos while the teacher gave a token of appreciation to the centre. They seem to enjoy the visit and hope to meet them again! ;)
Today (8th Nov 2018) BSBCC was visited by 6 bloggers -- Mr. Qian Wei, Mr. Ding Qinglong, Mr. Sun Changjian, Mr. Wang Guixin, Ms. You Yi, and also Ms. Yu Meiying from China. After briefing about the Bornean Sun Bears by our Centre Coordinator Ms Yvonne, the group was guided to the observation platform to see the Sun Bears. We hope it was a memorable one, thank you for coming here to visit our bears and help us to spread the word, #togetherwesavesunbears!
BSBCC is very honored to receive a visit from the Johor National Parks Corporation, Johor, Malaysia to our Centre today. BSBCC's Environmental Education Executive, Gloria Ganang shared a presentation about BSBCC's mission and operations to conserve sun bears while promoting awareness on sun bear conservation through ecotourism. Everyone was lucky to see two of our bears, Sunbearo and Loki on the tree at BSBCC's forest enclosure. It was a fruitful visit with a lot of information shared between both parties.Thanks for visiting us!
On this date of 9th of November 2018, BSBCC had been visited by a group of Primary 1 to 3 from Vision School, Sandakan accompanied by several teachers. The group which consist of 84 students and 14 teachers and involved in several activities which are bear observation activity, video watching and also an interactive game 'Rainforest Layers and the Inhabitants'. At the end of the visit, the school also adopted one of our bear, Kala, a three years old female sun bear in a one year adoption programme and also donated fruits as ‘gifts’ for the lovely bears.
It is a good thing to have these lovely children to have the chance to see the sun bears as it can instill the love and care toward the sun bear and also toward our nature generally. BSBCC with greatest joy would love to thanks Vision School, Sandakan for the visit, the gift and also the adoption of our sun bear.