The pupils of ''Young Naturalist'' club partook in eco-educational events in "Dilijan" national park

05-10-2018

The Ministry of Nature Protection in collaboration with UNDP’s program on Climate Change organized an eco-training and a cognitive visit to “Dilijan” national park for the pupils of schools involved in “Young Naturalist” club set up under the aegis  of the Ministry. 65 pupils of 5 schools were engaged in the lesson: N 89 primary school named after Daniel Varujan, N 20 school after John Kirakosyan, "Hay Krtutyun" educational foundation, "Usum" comprehensive school and Gegharkunik secondary school in Gegharkunik region.

 The specialists of eco-education division, Bioresources Management Agency of the Ministry, Climate Change Program, scientific and ecotourism units of “Dilijan” national park doubled the schoolchildren’s knowledge by presenting  information on the role and importance of SPAs in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development processes, major bottlenecks of  climate change and desertification, fauna and flora, rare plant and animal species, their preservation and ecotourism.

After the open lesson, the schoolchildren visited the red deer breeding center accompanied by “Dilijan” national park workers, the eco path in the vicinity of  Lake Parz, where they got acquainted  with the reintroduction project of  red deer disappeared from the forests of Dilijan, as well as the process of promoting environmental awareness. 

The Ministry of Nature Protection, too, handed the Red Book of Animals and Plants of Armenia to Gegharkunik secondary school for consistently organizing school environmental events in the community and keeping eco-education in spotlight.

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