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On August 11th, 2018, there was a visit to BSBCC by Kelab Rakan Pustaka (Library Club) of Politeknik Sandakan Sabah, which included a total of 38 students and a few accompanying teachers. The students were given a briefing and presentation about Sun Bears before proceeding with planned activities at the Centre. Every student was given an activity book that focused on the subspecies of Sun Bear and also the importance of the habitat to their survival in the wild. By the end of the visit, explanations were given for the questions and activities found within the activity book and a mini quiz was conducted to evaluate the level of understanding of students that participated.
On August 18th, 2018, BSBCC was visited by 3 schools from Sabah including Sekolah Agama Al-Azhar from Sandakan, SMK Elopura II from Sandakan and Maktab Sabah from Kota Kinabalu. The visiting schools were given talks about Sun Bears by BSBCC staff, had outdoor learning sessions and also had the opportunity to observe the Sun Bears in the forest enclosure from our viewing platform. In addition, the Kelab Pencinta Alam of SMK Elopura II also donated fruits for the Sun Bears while the Kelab Koperasi SMK Elopura II donated some sellable handcrafted items featuring the information of Sun Bears and other wild animals, in which the profit from the sale would be donated to BSBCC.
It was such a delight to see the students engaged and learning and hopefully this visit provided valuable knowledge for students to bring back and spread amongst the rest of their friends and family. Thanks goes out to all of the schools for their visit, support, and donations to BSBCC.