GUWAHATI: In an effort to instil environmental stewardship in the hearts of young learners, an innovative environmental education initiative was launched by a biodiversity conservation organisation.
Titled, “Prakriti Parichay”, the inaugural session took place at Help Aid Academy in Chandrapur, engaging 42 students from Kurkuria village recently.
The programme, facilitated by Aaranyak, went beyond conventional teaching methods and was conducted by environmental expert and educator Tanvi Hussain and Wasima Begum.
Through lively quizzes, the cognitive abilities of students were assessed, encouraging critical thinking and knowledge demonstration in creative ways.
The message echoed by Hussain and Begum highlighted the parallel between safeguarding our homes and preserving wild habitats.
Conducted in collaboration with the academy, a remedial evening school dedicated to guiding marginalised students from tea garden communities, the programme aligns with the academy’s mission to achieve 100% literacy in Kurkuria village.
As part of an innovative exchange, students contribute plastic waste for evening classes.
A specially curated ecological game, “Web of Life”, provided an interactive understanding of the intricate connections within the environment and the delicate balance of ecosystems.
Aaranyak’s coordinator in K9 Sniffer Dog Unit, Anil Das, shared insights into the significance of different species in the ecosystem.
Drawing parallels with the K9 Squad’s role in wildlife conservation, Das highlighted the interdependence of species in maintaining ecological harmony.
The event concluded with the presentation of Aaranyak’s annual calendar, themed on wetlands and designed by the Media Publication and Communication Division, providing a visual reminder of the importance of environmental conservation.
Aaranyak continues to champion holistic and joyful learning experiences, fostering a generation of environmentally conscious citizens through initiatives like “Prakriti Parichay”.