Outreach Program for Kids – 2

Conserve and Preserve BNP project

Ramakrishna Mission, Shivanahalli conducted an excellent outreach program for Government High school kids being the first of such initiative of Karnataka Forest Department, Bannerghatta National Park venue being BNP itself.

Government High School, Kallanakuppe and Govenement High School, Kaadujakkasandra

In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” With a similar vision on imparting the idea of conservation in kids, the Karnataka Forest Department initiated an ambitious project called “Chinnara Vanadarshana”. This projects aims to inculcate love and passion towards nature at a tender age by taking them to the wild. This we believe has a counter effect of creating an environment conscious citizen. Students of class 9th from the Government High Schools located around the forests of Karnataka have been selected. Govt. of Karnataka have selected places where kids can get a first-hand experience of our natural assets and feel closer to nature.

Working together with the forest department is an imperative today and inspired citizens have been joining hands with the department to aid them in documentation, monitoring and conserving our forests. “Chinnara Vanadarshana” project provides a platform for a dialogue between kids and the forest officials directly. This will not only bridge the gap between the community and forest department but will also help in furthering governmental measures taken to conserve such areas. Envisioning such projects will lead to a sustainable education system.