NCF Trains 35 Yobe Citizens, School Conservation Club Coordinators - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

NCF Trains 35 Yobe Citizens, School Conservation Club Coordinators

YOBE - The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF),  organized a one day training workshop for school conservation club coordinators and staff of wetlands sector, Chad Basin National Park at Dagona waterfowl sanctuary as part of its environmental education awareness programmes.
Thirty-five (35) participants drawn from public and private schools in two local governments of Machina and Nguru and staff of wetlands sector of the Chad Basin National Park, Dagona attended the training held on Tuesday 25/02/2020
The NCF Wetland project Officer Mr Harry Hanson  also used the forum to introduce Vulture and birds conservation, telling participants to ensure they incoporate vulture conservation and protection in their club activities through film/talk shows, drawings /painting and bird watching during club meetings. This he believes will create desired awareness of the declining status of Egyptian vulture and the urgent need to protect this endangered Specie.
According to him,  Environmental Education refers to organized efforts  to create awareness about how natural environment function and, particularly, how human beings can manage their behavior and ecosystem so they can live sustainably. 
He further said that Environmental Education is among other things aimed at producing a citizenry that is knowledgeable concerning the biophysical environment and it’s associated problems, aware of how to help  solve these problems and motivated to work towards their solutions. 
He concluded by saying that the main objective of NCF’s Environmental Education programme includes awareness, Knowledge, Attitude change, Skills and Public participation.
Bearing in mind that NCF’s goals of the Environmental Education programme is to provide every person with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, values, attitudes, commitment, and skills needed to protect and improve the environment for Nigeria, people and future.

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