Jamshedpur: As a part of Wildlife Week 2022, Tata Education Excellence Programme (TEEP) and Corporate Sustainability department along with Tata Steel Zoological Park organised a week-long zoo visit for school students.
In all, 408 school students across seven schools benefited from this program. Schools which participated in this program are Vidya Bharti Chinmaya School, Shiksha Niketan, SUV Baregora, Hill Top School, Vidyasagar School, Tinplate Khalsa Middle School and Vivek Vidyalaya.
The program was crafted by Dr Hishmi Jamil Husain and coordinated by Dr. S.K.Mahato for school students for enhanced experience.
Major elements of the programme were ‘Keeper’s Talk’ and ‘Touch N Learn’. Keeper’s talk was conducted on Parrots and Pheasants by Mr. Dinesh Mahto and Mr. Bharat Chandra Mahato, on Black Bucks by Mr. Lalan Kumar, Mr. Vijay Mukhi, and Mr Sulendra Das, and on tiger by Mr. Binod Sharma, Mr. S. K. Singh, and Mr. Manoj Nag. . Touch and Learn activity was conducted by Mr. Pratap Gill and Mr. Som Mahato.
The programme was designed for awareness towards nature and wildlife conservation. To understand the importance of wildlife and its conservation, to ensure future generations can enjoy natural world and the incredible species that live within it.
The programme was very well appreciated by both school students and teacher coordinators. We constantly take the opportunity to raise public awareness about the challenges regarding the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports, and the steps youth can take to conserve and use it sustainably, especially the students of schools and colleges.