Ecology Learning Expedition

At Kathmandu, Nepal during November 17-21, 2010 The GLOBE Regional Office for Asia-Pacific organized an Ecology Learning Expedition at Kathmandu, Nepal during November 17-21, 2010. In this program, students and teachers from the GLOBE schools along with scientists from India and Nepal participate. Mr. Vinod Shrestha, the GLOBE Country Coordinator for Nepal had coordinated the activities of the expedition. Student, teacher, scientist and academicians from India were lead by Dr. Desh Bandhu, Regional Director, GLOBE Regional Office for Asia-Pacific. Following activities were organized during the expedition. Ecology learning at the Godavari biodiversity hot spot of Nepal The students and teachers visited Godavari Biodiversity Park which is set up by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is very rich in biodiversity. Students, teachers, scientists and academicians were provided with an opportunity to study the ecosystems inside the Biodiversity Park. A guide was there with the team who provided the necessary information regarding the plants of the park and other environmental activities going on inside it. It was an exciting opportunity for students to study the ecosystem related activities with the help of their teacher and the local guide. The Ecology learning expedition was unique opportunity for the students and teachers from the region to learn from the experiences of each other. The visit promoted the exchange of information and experiences on GLOBE activities in the region.