Nature Camp

Under the theme “Honor Wildlife “ enfogal Observed Wildlife week by organizing nature camp from 3rd to 5th of oct,2019 at Paorei, Shirui Ukhrul. The camp was voluntary organized by enfogal team with an aim to Nature Camp 25 1. To give hand in experience to students about wildlife conservation and their significant 2. To educate and connect students closer to nature in a pragmatic way 3. Making conscious about their rights and responsibilities towards wildlife. 4. To have better understanding on biodiversity around ukhrul dist. 5. To enhance the leadership quality among the students Various activities were carried out during the camp and give profound understanding closer to nature. The major activities initiated during the camp are • Lecture and interaction on nature and environment • Lecture on sustainable environment and indigenous practices • Lecture on significance of wildlife • Skill development programme base on the principle of RRR, with special focus on paper making and best out of waste particularly • Personality development • Essay writing • Trust building games • Documentary on Bhopal Gas Tragedy • Bird watching • Night trail • Biodiversity assessment • Site study followed by clean up and pledge taking From the day of arrival with participant of 46 campers, they were set with 5 team The camp was participated by 46 campers and 20 staffs and volunteers from enfogal team to complete the camp. On the day of arrival students were given a round of introduction on the nature camp and the importance, which was followed by camp allotment and division of team where all the participant from 5 different schools were shuffled to make a new team. On the first day a night trail was carried out to experience and study the various nocturnal characters and activities of insects and other mammals. It was also 26 carried out to observe species present in and around the camp site through personal experience and the way in which the nature interacts during nighttime. The next day begins with a morning drill and singspiration, where students are made to refresh physically, mentally and spiritually as a part of education away from the school. The programme on the site study and check listing was carried out simultaneously for the students to impart knowledge on the identification of species and the types of species present at a specific area to at least deliver an idea to identified and 27 classified the types of flora and fauna during the site study and check listing. It was followed by interaction and team presentation. Lecture on Nature and Environment as one of the major topic was delivered to understand precisely to create a sense of responsibility for contribution towards our environment and its importance, on the other side it also impart the issues prevailed and potential threats possess by human activities were delivered in a comprehensive way. Students were also profoundly encouraged by special guest from Tanghkul Music Forum’s president Mr. Nobert Thoyi and Mr. Oshimwo with their soulful message in developing their personality A lecture on significance of Wildlife was delivered With an aim to create a sense of responsibilities, understanding and empathy towards wildlife, considering the present scenarios of human’s conceptual behavior towards wild animal which have been inculcated from the ancestor, as wildlife is mainly for consumption, sacrificial rituals and trophies for game. Through this lecture we tried to change their action against wildlife and to bring about changes by signifying the integrity with human and nature. 28 An essay competition was carried related to those topics delivered during the lecture to let them express, the findings and comprehensive to develop educational competitiveness through their own sense of imparted knowledge witnessing the environmental situation, that was discussed in their presence. Campers were also introduced to play trust building games and energizer to refresh by giving practical recreation which was partly based on social development.