Saturday, March 31, 2018

Junior Conservationist for a Day at the Crocodile Bank

24th March 2018

Class 8 students turned Junior Conservationist for a day at the Crocodile Bank.

This workshop was conducted by the Crocodile Bank to bring in awareness to children on:

  1. Understanding of the connectivity of Nature
  2. Ecology and environmental impact
  3. Behind the scenes with passion and hard work
  4. Viable career options
Ms Anjana, Education Officer, from the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust was instrumental in this workshop...while it was thanks to the funding from Mr Natraj and Ms Merlyn that it became a reality! :-)

Report from Mrs Rajeswari Meganathan, our Science teacher who accompanied our children:

About crocodile bank workshop
       We started our trip from school at 9.30a.m and reached the crocodile bank at 10.15am
       Ms.Tanaaz welcomed us and explained about the workshop, introduced the  zoo educator. Mr.Arul and he explained in details about the history of crocodile bank and the nature of activities of their regular routine maintenance of the zoo .
      The Madras Crocodile Bank was started on 26 August 1976 by herpetologist Romulus Whitaker. It was established with the aim of saving three Indian endangered species of crocodile—the marsh or mugger crocodile, the saltwater crocodile, and the gharial,.
          Workshop started at 10.30am. Morning session we have seen crocodiles, tortoise, turtle and snake. Zoo educator explained their life style, food habits and maintenance of the same.
            Refreshment gave at 11.30am,After that our students cleaned the part of the zoo and also they learnt the  washing process of tortoise. 
           We had lunch at12.30p.m In the afternoon session he brought samples of crocodile, snake and tortoise and told their beauty of lives.
          They shown how to extract the poison from snakes. Finally PPT demonstration was done about career option in wildlife.
        I was very happy to see our students interacting with the zoo educators and asking many questions regarding the zoo activities.
         We returned to our school by 4.30pm.     

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