The Public Relations Unit of the Wildlife Division (WD) of the Forestry Commission (FC), has organized a one-day Conservation Education Programme for pupils of Brainy Bairn School, West Legon, Accra , in line with its responsibility of creating awareness on wildlife and forest conservation.
The Conservation Education Programme was in three parts; an educational talk, an exhibition of wildlife and forest species and a drawing session.
In all, over 120 school pupils from classes one to five, as well as their teachers were educated on the need to preserve the country’s natural resources and its benefits to humans and the environment.
The WD PR Manager, Ms. Ernestina Anie who led the team , took the pupils through topics such as “Protection of wild animals, Close and Open Seasons”, “Importance of conserving wild plants and animals”, “Healthy Forest”, FC and its Divisions; and functions and duties of the Wildlife Division.
Over 30 pupils participated in a drawing session, where they were to draw either wild animals, trees or forest environment or any concept of a healthy forest to assess their appreciation of the subject matter.
Pupils with creative and best drawings, and those who gave excellent answers to questions during the educational talk were rewarded with Green Ghana-branded T-shirts, mugs and pens.
At the end of the programme, the pupils promised to champion natural resources conservation issues and educate people about “what to do and what not to do” in safeguarding wildlife and forest resources and the environment as a whole.