Dsegh Eco-Club. Day 5: Practical Conservation

P1150094Dsegh Eco-Club initiative continues to perform its innovative lessons.

This time we had an opportunity to cooperate with Armenia Tree Project (ATP) NGO. Due to effective coordination of ASPB staff and kind support of ATP, we succeeded to provide children of "Nature lovers" club of Ayntap Village Secondary School №2 with a chance to visit ATP Ohanian Center for Environmental Studies in Margahovit Village.

Before the seminar, the coordinator of Center – Gayane Margaryan – introduced some plant species growing in the adjacent garden; she talked about their importance and features, as well as she introduced several innovations, which they tend to use in their nature conservation activities.

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Afterwards, children took part in a lecture, where they got familiar with such actual topics as waste management and recycling. Through practical trainings schoolchildren learnt how to get some useful items from polyethylene bag, and also hot to prepare nice wallets from simple juice packages.

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After this session, all gathered to play a role-play game related to the topic of environmental protection. Students were acting as plants or animals, and felt the impact of human factor on different ecosystems.

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Thereafter, participants had a short cartoon watching, which was followed by a brief discussion on the issue highlighted in the animation.

All these components were intended to develop the skills of independent thinking among the children, as well as to ensure that they have fully adopted new knowledge.

We hope that this visit to Margahovit Center had its certain influence on children, and after several years we will witness a generation of responsible citizens, and consequently а green and clean country.

We would like to extend our gratitude to ATP charitable organization, with special thanks to Gayane Margaryan, for their kind support to schoolchildren of Ayntap Village.

During the following session, we will have a birdwatching event with Dsegh Village schooldchildren and students of Margahovit Ohanyan Center. This trip will take place right at the heart of Dsegh IBA, in the lap of nature of Lori Province.


“Dsegh Eco-Club” initiative has become real due to kind support of OSME (Ornithological Society of the Middle East).

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