10 Apr, 2017
Trainings of Eco-club School Teachers on “Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management in Gujarat” were organized jointly by GIZ and GEER Foundation under the Indo-German CMPA project, during 10-13 April, 2017 at Hotel Kalatit International, Jamnagar-Gujarat.
The participants of the training were 62 Teachers, who are in-charge of eco-clubs in their respective schools, in the Jamnagar districts of Gujarat state. Trainers and resource persons came from GIZ, GEER Foundation and Marine National Park- Jamnagar- Dr.Lopamudra Das, Research Associate, GEER Foundation Gandhinagar; Dr.Dhiraj Chavda, Marine biologist, Gujarat Forest Department-Jamnagar; and Mr. Abhinav Mehta-Junior Project Coordinator, CMPA Project, GIZ.
This training programme was designed to engage the eco-club teachers in brainstorming and conceptualizing the ways and approaches to effectively communicate coastal and marine biodiversity issues with the school children. The participants very enthusiastically discussed the issue and challenges in communicating the topics related coastal and marine biodiversity to school children, and went back with the take-aways in the form of their personalized approach to communicate the biodiversity issues to the students.
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