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Text by Wai Pak Ng
On July 2, Sylvia Alsisto from Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre came and asked me to present a talk about sun bear and BSBCC. Of course I am more than happy to do that as I had done that to several groups of volunteer. However, it ended up with a three-day talk to three groups of students. The most challenging part was the audience was ranged from 8 – 17 years old school kids! I have to tell you that the first image that bangs into my minds was a group of “monkey” yelling and jumping here and there!
I was only given a night to prepare the presentation. I have to modified and practice my speech so that the kids won’t get bored with all the science facts and terms. I also invited two guests to my talk who were Winnie and Teddy (toys that I borrowed from Cecilia)! With two of them, I started my introduction and I managed to grab the audience attention!
By giving this presentation, I have learnt so much from the kids. It reminds me the important of environment education to our young generation as well as other elders. Again, let hope our centre can be set up earlier, so that the public can know more about our bears and love our wildlife and their environment. Notes: YAWA 6th International Children’s Conference on the Environment were organized by Yayasan Anak Warisan Alam, (Children’s Environmental Heritage Foundation) and Sabah Environmental Education Network (SEEN), at Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok, from 1st – 5th June 2009.