Over 100,000 students visit park yearly

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MORE than 100,000 students have benefitted from the educational trips they take to the Port Moresby Nature Park each year, says education officer Linda Nande.
She told Grade 11 science students from Kopkop College on Wednesday that the park had a school excursion programme aimed at teaching different types of plants and animals.
Nande said most of the students had been brought up in the city and did not know much about native plants and animals which existed back in their villages.
She said they therefore learnt a lot of new things on plants and animals.
The Kopkop students visited the park with their teacher Nicholas Juhula.
Juhula said the students went on the excursion to learn how the eco-system sustained itself.
Nande said such excursions were beneficial as they educated the children about the importance of the natural environment. “When we educate our children about the importance of our eco-system and how we can help to conserve and protect it, we are instilling valuable knowledge in them and it will become a part of them as they grow up,” Nande said.
“When they become adults and find themselves in a position to make decisions, they will be able to make good ones that will help to conserve and protect our natural environment.”

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