Training is the process of acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attitude that are needed to fill
the gap between what people want to do, and what they are able to do now. It is considered as one of the way on how people gain new knowlegde or upgrade their knowledge.
In order to dissimenate knowledge on wetlands and tropical rain forests to the teachers, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) and Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) organized a 3 day- 2 night teachers workshop on Environmental Education Outdoor Activities. The workshop was held at FRIM-MNS-Shell's Nature Education Centre, here in Kepong. The participants were School Nature Club teachers from Terengganu, Pahang and Penang. My daughters, my wife and I also joined the workshop that had been held on 3 to 5 of April 2009. (We also joined the same workshop a week before that conducted to the teachers from Johor, Melaka and Negri Sembilan).
During the workshop, we did a lot of activities such as environmental game, nature trail trekking along Denai Sebasah, wetlands flora and fauna identification activities, night walk, blind trail and presentation on Science Garden and 5 R's activities. We also being brought to experience the canopy walk. At Denai Sebasah, the participants also managed to plant several trees and for my team, we managed to plant a Gapis tree (Saraca spp.).
I also took the opportunity to conduct a short meeting with the teachers from Terengganu state regarding this year activities planned for Terengganu School Nature Clubs members.
To all facilitators and teachers, thanks for the opportunities given to my family and I to join this valuable workshop.