Yet another meeting at Dsegh Nature Visitor Center, yet another session with rural schoolchildren.
Highlighting the development of eco-education in rural areas of Armenia, Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds organized another session with schoolchildren of Dsegh and Marts villages. This time our team members addressed the issue of endangered species and species that are now already extinct, as well as we thoroughly presented the concept of Dsegh Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) to our eager audience.
Our specialists spoke about the flora and fauna of Dsegh IBA, and they also named the species of birds and mammals, which could be observed in this area.
Three bird species of special concern received the most attention: Corn Crake, Caspian Snowcock and Caucasian Grouse.
Our staff summed up the session day with a brief test for children with an aim to check their knowledge of bird species (specifically, birds of prey). After completing the test, right answers were announced, in that giving the children a chance to correct their mistakes and to strengthen their knowledge of birds of Armenia.
So, another session day of Dsegh Eco-club initiative with its essential results has come to its end.
Next time we are going to host the representatives of WWF-Armenia, who will share their knowledge and experience of wildlife protection, as well as they will briefly introduce their educational programs conducted so far in Armenia.
“Dsegh Eco-Club” initiative has become real due to kind support of OSME (Ornithological Society of the Middle East).