MOU Signing between BSBCC, Dolphin Discovery Centre and Borneo Ecotourism, Solutions and Technology Society (BEST)
Today, 2nd August 2017, a MOU between the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), the Borneo Ecotourism, Solutions and Technology Society (BEST) and Dolphin Discovery Centre (base in Australia) has been signed. This MOU is a 5 years agreement between the organizations where they have agreed to work together to develop and improve international tourism relations. We look forward to work with BEST and Dolphin Discovery Centre for the next 5 years.
Yesterday, on the 27th July 2017, BSBCC was invited to do awareness programme in Sandakan Baptist Church Kindergarten and today the school group came to visit our centre. The school children were accompanied by their teacher and parents. BSBCC’s Education Team gave a brief introduction and safety precautions before they were brought to the observation platform. After observing the bears in the forest enclosure, the school group engaged with the activity, bear origami. One of our aims in BSBCC is to raise awareness among the public about sun bears. We were glad to share our knowledge on sun bears to them and they really enjoyed learning! Thanks to teachers and parents for their efforts and time to take the school children to visit to our centre and learn about sun bears.
A total of 46 preschool children of Tadika Tai Tong, Sandakan and 24 preschool teachers and parents visited BSBCC today (25th July 2017). Our staff conducted a brief introduction on sun bears to the group by using our sun bear mascot. After that, the children were brought along with their teachers and parents to the observation platforms to see the bears roaming in the forest enclosure. We are happy to all of them enjoy their time learning about sun bears and its environment. We believe that environmental education can help in the efforts to save sun bears and their habitat for generations to come.
This morning we welcome students from the Oregon State University, United States. BSBCC Founder and CEO, Dr. Wong delivered a talk on sun bears, how BSBCC was set up and BSBCC's achievements. Then, everyone went for an exclusive tour at the sun bear observation area guided by Dr. Wong himself. It was also our honor to welcome Dr. Wendy Erb, Fulbright Scholar and biological anthropologist and also Shanon Phang from the US Embassy, Kuala Lumpur to BSBCC. Thank you all for visiting us and we hope everyone had a wonderful time learning about the sun bears today!
Today, we were visited by a group of students from National University of Singapore. They were accompanied by their teacher, together with APE Malaysia coordinators. The students were given a short presentation on sun bears and BSBCC works before they had a tour at the observation platforms. At the platform, they were given a simple task where they need to observe the bear behaviours within a period time. They were really lucky today as it was raining heavily and they were able to observe many bears being active and playful in the rain! Thank you for spending the time for visiting us and we hope that they learn more about sun bears and its environment, and help us spread the words!
A school visit from SK Karamunting Preschool, Sandakan visited BSBCC today, 11th May 2017.There were 56 students and 16 teachers and parents involved in this visit. The school children came together with their teachers and parents. They were given a short introduction on sun bears using sun bear mascot and later they were brought to the observation platforms to see the bears roaming in the forest enclosure. The children together with their parents and teachers enjoyed their time at our Centre learning about sun bears and the environment. We were glad to share our knowledge on sun bears to them. We believe that environmental education can help in the efforts to save sun bears and their habitat for generations to come.
Today April 27th, 2017 BSBCC received group visit from SK Segama. BSBCC’s education team brought in total 40 preschool students that came with their teachers and parents. After a short briefing about sun bear by one of the education team, the students and teachers then visited the observation platform to see the sun bears roaming in the forest enclosure. We believe that environmental education is vital and can help to further conserve the sun bears. We were glad that the students had a great time in our Centre and we hope that they learned more about sun bears and their environment.
More than 70 students from University Malaysia Sabah's Institute of Tropical Biology and Conservation visited the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and BSBCC to experience conservation works on the ground. The students were divided into several groups to learn the operations of both rehabilitation Centres. Yesterday each groups presented their experience working at both Centres for a day. It was a great learning opportunity for these future conservationists and hope to have more groups coming in future.
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!
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.