Curtin creates environment ambassadors

MIRI: About two hundred students and teachers from nine secondary schools in Miri and Kuching had the opportunity to learn the importance of environmental sustainability over the weekend.

Ultimately, these students are expected to educate others and raise understanding on environmental matters, including protecting wildlife habitats.

Curtin Malaysia deputy pro vice-chancellor Prof Beena Giridharan had only praises for the students.

“They are enthusiastic and eager to learn, we are confident we have environmental ambassadors to reach out to the community,” said Giridharan at the one-day Curtin Malaysia 20th Anniversary Sustainable Learning Camp at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) campus here last Saturday.

Students examining a piece of coral.

Themed ‘Sustainable Future, Making Tomorrow Better’, the camp made the participants to brainstorm for concepts, formulate designs for devices and approaches to address issues faced, and come up with innovative ideas to overcome environmental challenges.

Giridharan also expressed her gratitude to the academic staff of the university’s Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Engineering & Science and Faculty of Business, who came together to deliver the comprehensive learning camp.

Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Miri Branch chairman Musa Musbah, and Future Ocean Borneo and Borneo Ghost Nets Hunter founder Iqbal Abdollah participated as guest speakers.

Photo-op of participants, teachers, organisers, student volunteers and guest speakers.