The Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) will once again organise the annual Biodiversity Day event on 20 May 2017 at its premises located at Jalan Borneo Heights in Semengoh.
SBC’s Biodiversity Day is held annually in conjunction with the International Day for Biological Diversity. The international event is observed every 22nd May.
Various exciting and interesting activities which revolve around experiential learning await members of the public during the one-day event.
These include exhibitions, demonstrations and sales of work by indigenous communities, government agencies, hands-on science based activities, nature trail treks and sales of plant seedlings.
School children between the ages 10 and 12 will also have the opportunity to participate in a contest to create pieces of art, using recyclable materials.
Those interested in participating in the contest can obtain the entry form here.
The deadline for contest entries is 17 May 2017 and attractive prizes await the creative talents and all participants will also receive certificates of participation from the Centre.
SBC’s Biodiversity Day aims to create awareness on Sarawak’s local biodiversity, the abundance of related traditional knowledge amongst its indigenous communities, the potential biodiversity holds in leading towards new discoveries, as well as research and development undertaken by the State.
The activities are specially designed to create a learning experience, and are recommended for students of all ages, and families with children.
The event also aims to inculcate an interest in the fields of science and technology among school children.
Visitors to SBC on 20 May 2017 are advised to adhere to directional signs to park their vehicles at parking spaces allocated at the nearby Agriculture Research Centre and Rajah Charles Brooke Memorial Hospital. Shuttle services will be provided at these locations, to and from SBC.
Admission to this event is free. Those who wish to find out more about the activities can contact Ms Nurulliza Murtadza or Ms Constance Vanessa Victor via telephone (082-610610) or email firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.
Information on the event can also be viewed at SBC’s website (www.sbc.org.my). Social media users are encouraged to “like” SBC’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sarawak.biodiversity.centre) for updates.