DBT's Nature Awareness Club

Apart from developing its own conservation education programme, ATREE also acts as resource to existing, successful partner programs. One such programme is the GoI, Department of Biotechnology's Nature Awareness Club. The objectives of the DBT in imparting conservation and environmental appreciation values run a close parallel to ATREE's own objectives of sensitizing the younger generation to India's rich biodiversity.


Objectives

  • To promote interest and knowledge about the natural resources and the environment among the emerging generation.
  • To foster concern to protect the bioresources and natural heritage
  • To provide opportunities to acquire attitudes, values and skills needed to protect and improve the natural environment.



DNA Club Schools

  • Jaycee English Medium School, Aversa, Ankola
  • Jaycees Education Society, Sringeri
  • Shree Someshwara High School, Turuvekere, Tumkur
  • SDM High School, Ujire, Dakshina Kannada
  • Vyasarajapura Govt. High School, T.Narasipur Taluk, Mysore



DNA Clubs provide hands on learning opportunities, as far as possible, tailored to the school curriculum. Schools are expected to take the programme forward, guided by a Regional Resource Agency (RRA) appointed for that state. ATREE is one such RRA for the state of Karnataka. The RRA's role is to guide, monitor and assist the DNA Clubs; orient and train teachers on field work, so that they, in turn, can guide students' work, organize informative nature trails and plan lab experiments; organize field trips; help set up labs and obtain equipment.


Write to: dnaclub@atree.org
Nesara – DNA club Newsletter
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Vacation Training programme on Bio-resources
DNA club activities