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Nature ‘n U camp for 40 SMK Bakun students ends

by Yunus Yussop, reporters@theborneopost.com. Posted on September 8, 2012, Saturday

SAY CHEESE: Awang Tengah, State Legislative Assembly Speaker Dato Sri Mohd Asfia Awang Nasar (centre) and other guests in a group photo with the students.

BINTULU: Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) in collaboration with Sarawak Hidro concluded their signature annual environment education camp ‘Nature ‘n U’ for SMK Bakun last Thursday.

This year’s theme was ‘Human and Nature’.

A total of 40 students from SMK Bakun took part in the three-day camp held at the rich biodiversity environment of Sungai Asap in Belaga near here.

The closing ceremony was graced by Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan who is also the Minister of Public Utilities and Minister of Industrial Development.

Sarawak Forestry managing director cum chief executive officer Ali Yusop said the Nature ‘n U camp offered a conducive setting to expose students to hands-on experience in environmental education.

“It involves informal approaches in classroom and outdoor activities related to forestry, environment, wildlife, ecology as well as survival skills, team-work and leadership skills,” he said.

He added the three-day programme had educated students while instilling awareness and appreciation of the natural environment.

“Since 2004, more than 50 schools have taken part in the programme, involving more than 300 students fully sponsored by Sarawak Forestry,” he said.

The previous events were held in Matang, Kubah, Wind and Fairy Caves in Kuching, Lambir and Niah in Miri, Kuala Lawas and Similajau National Park.

At the same time, he thanked Bintulu Development Authority, Syarikat Samling Sdn Bhd and Pusaka KTS Forest Plantation Sdn Bhd for sponsoring the seedlings and top soils for Nature ‘n U nursery.

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