From 23rd to 25th April, our education team travelled to Kudat for its first Wildlife Awareness and Education Outreach Programme 2019 at three schools in the district, namely SK Matunggong, SK Sikuati and SMK Sikuati II.
We planned this programme with the main objective of raising awareness and understanding of the Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997, as well as to inspire school students to become future leaders in the conservation of wildlife in Sabah. The education teams from the Sabah Wildlife Department and HUTAN also joined us in this programme to share their knowledge and experience in wildlife conservation.
Altogether, the teams received a very warm welcome and an enthusiastic response from over 950 students from the 7 – 17 years old age groups. The younger kids participated in the making and colouring of elephant masks, guessing animal sounds and acting out wildlife behaviours, while the older ones were involved in wildlife talk sessions and interactive activities. We also screened the Borneo Jungle Diaries Season 2, focusing on the pangolin, elephant, clouded leopard and hornbill episodes.
We would like to thank Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Sabah and Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah Kudat for allowing and entrusting us to carry out this programme. We greatly appreciate the excellent cooperation and continued support from Sabah Wildlife Department and our friends at HUTAN. Our biggest thanks and appreciation go out to the schools’ students and teachers for making our programme a rousing success.
Thank you, Kudat! Next, our team will be going to schools in Kota Marudu in May, Kota Belud in June and Penampang in July.