Ms. Victoria R. Almario
Teacher, Lumban National High School
Lumban NHS-CYN Cordinator
As a Science Teacher of Lumban National High School and CLEAR Youth Network Coordinator since 2005 we participated in various wetland conservation activities with the Society for the Conservation attended with my former students in our school. For more than a decade now we have been part of these one goal and mission to protect our environment. We developed good and harmonious relationship with the other high schools in the network and with the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands (SCPW) just one just like one big family.
This current activity which was held in our school headed by Ms. Amy M. Lecciones, Executive Director of SCPW, and supported by the Municipal Mayor of our town as well as the School Principal who also witnessed the activity and rendered support in the opening of the program.
Last February 6-8, 2019 the SCPW team conducted the “Wetlands Bioblitz” in Lumban National High School, Lumban, Laguna, with my support and participation to the project, We selected fifty (50) participants from grades 7-10 high school students. All of them have joined and actively participated in the said activity entitled, “Active, Clean and Bountiful Rivers: The Wetlands Bioblitz”.
The activities included are Learning Session in Day 1 which are all about wetlands and its importance and various ways to conserve them, Day 2 was the orientation seminar tackled by the expert and professionals, it was really a experience to all of us especially those who really loved science, nature and wetlands in particular. The most interesting was their actual field work which includes the data collection, processing and the highlight of the program was the Visioning and Action Planning of the participants which were presented to the Local Government Executives, School Officials and other concerned.
I could say that this informative and educational experiences of the participants gave them more knowledge on all living things and their roles in ecosystems. It made them appreciate nature and promoted love and care to our Mother Earth.