Nature Park completes environment programme

Youth & Careers
The National,Wednesday June 29th, 2016

The Port Moresby Nature Park education department successfully completed its 2016 World Environment week programme with over 2286 students participating.
Nature Park hosted the world environment week programme coinciding with the Word Environment Day to highlight practical steps to students to help them look after the environment.
The programme took the students through the park with different stations that focused on water saving, waste reduction, clean energy usage and impacts of climate change.
Education supervisor Ishmu Bebe said that it was the third year the park had hosted the event.
Bebe said  they were pleased with the schools’ attendance and positive comments from teachers and students.
“Such programmes are important to children as it teaches them how to take care of their environment and surroundings and also introduces new learning methods,” Bebe said.
Buk Bilong Pikinini donated books to each class that participated to bring back to their school libraries.
The Port Moresby Nature Park’s education schools excursion programme was a finalist in the Zoo and Aquarium of Australasia Awards in May 2016 for its contribution to environmental and conservation education in Papua New Guinea.
Schools interested in participating in park’s school’s excursion programme are encouraged to contact them on 326 0258.
The next theme for educational programme will be Cultural week to be held on September 6-9.
Port Moresby Nature Park is Papua New Guinea’s leading botanical and native zoological parks and gardens, showcasing the best of the nation’s flora and fauna in a safe and picturesque setting.
Over 150 animals are on display including multiple species of tree kangaroos, cassowaries, birds of paradise, parrots, pigeons, reptiles, wallabies and more.
The park is perfect for those that won’t get the opportunity to explore all of Papua New Guinea’s vast regions.
It features Port Moresby city’s only rainforest tract with many established gardens and native plant species including orchids.
Facilities include a well-appointed and popular café and souvenir shop. Picnic areas are available, complete with large grounds, ‘haus-wins’ and barbecue areas.