World Environment Day is the United Nations’ day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. It is celebrated every year on June 5. The theme for this year is “Ecosystem Restoration”. This event will see the launch of the UN decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Ecosystem restoration implies the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded in previous years.
There is a decrease in output in the global economy due to Biodiversity loss each year. So, we need nature-based solutions to impact the capacities of the countries to make progress in other vital areas such as education, health, and employment. This is essential to be able to achieve sustainable development. Safeguarding and restoring ecosystems globally will help boost greener and healthier recovery efforts. This includes conservation of the ecosystem, planting trees, and protecting various species around us. Ecosystem restoration can be done in various ways: growing trees, making green cities, gardening, cleaning up rivers, etc.
Our students are trying to reimagine, recreate, restore the models of the ecosystem as they want to see in the future. This year our students had taken a lead in the restoration of the ecosystem. Let’s have a look at the various models designed by students.
Students from grades 4-6 had demonstrated the innovations of models made from the recycled wastes and products whereas the students of grades 7-9 had innovated the different models of ecosystems. Students had shown their innovative concepts and assiduous efforts on making flower vases, pencil boxes, house decor, photo frames, water dispensers, tissue paper boxes, models of airplanes, and much more. Students had made models which can be used around their houses in daily life. So this was totally a practical approach to innovation. The concept of showing the model of the water cycle on the theme of ecosystem restoration was really inspiring for all of us which also reflects the diligent work of students.
I could feel that the ideas and the models created by the students were outstanding and enthusiastic. As a judge, it was the most memorable event to decide and grade the diligent works of students.
Suraj Timilsina (HOD, Science Department)