Biodiversity Walk

On 25th November 2023, a Biodiversity Walk was organized by the Biodiversity Management Committee Village Panchayat Chinchinim – Deussua for the NSS students of Std. XI of our Higher Secondary as a part of awareness campaign. The walk began from the school premises at 7.30am. The group walked around the vicinity of the higher secondary and returned at 9.00am.

Total Students Participated – 35 ; Staff – 02

The walk was led by expert guides who explained about the various species of plants and birds that they encountered along the way. The walk also included interactive activities and quizzes making it more fun and engaging for the students.

Dignitaries present for the Biodiversity walk carried out on the 25th of November 2023 were:

  1. Mrs. Melba Vas – Principal of Mount Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Chinchinim.
  2. Evonne Lavina Cardozo – BMC Chinchinim – Deussua Chairperson
  3. Mabel Menezes – BMC Chinchinim-Deussua Member, Member of GBCN (Goa Bird Conservation Network)
  4. Savio Cardozo – BMC Chinchinim-Deussua Member
  5. Adv. Agnelo Furtado – BMC Chinchinim-Deussua Member, President of Chinchinim Agricultural Club, VDC Chinchinim Chairperson.

Resource persons for the walk included:

  1. Akshatra Pracy Fernandes – Asst. Professor in Botany, Ganpat Parsekar College of Education, Harmal, Pernem.
  2. Karishma Gurudas Naik -Member of GBCN (Goa Bird Conservation Network)
  3. Rahul Periera – Member of GBCN (Goa Bird Conservation Network)
  4. Mabel Menezes – BMC Chinchinim-Deussua Member, Member of GBCN (Goa Bird Conservation Network)

The students actively participated in the program and showed great interest and enthusiasm in learning from first hand experience. The curiosity among the students had no end. The experts patiently dealt with every question raised by the students.

The program was coordinated by Tr. Manusha Jacques.

At the end of the program, the students were served light refreshment.