Images and words by Lee Yuat Wah
17 students and 5 teachers from 10 secondary schools in Perak with Nature Clubs had represented Perak in the Northern Zone camp on 23th to 25th April in the Geopark in Langkawi. These schools are;
a. Institut Perguruan Ipoh
b. SMK (P) Methodist Ipoh
c. SMJK Ave Maria Convent
d. SMK Raja Permaisuri Bainun
e. SMK Menglembu
f. SMK Tambun
g. SMK Lenggong
h. SMK Convent Taiping
i. SMK Doktor Burhanuddin
j SMK Dato’ Kamaruddin
The activities we participated were;
1. Night walk in the jungle recreation Park with the guide of the Hutan Perhilitan officers . Students gained a lot of knowledge about the notorious animals and insects.
2. Visit the Frangipani Resort which practises the greenery project which is very environmental friendly. e.g growing fruit trees and vegetables and edible plants for the need of the hotel kitchen ,raise chickens and ducks, make their own organic fertilizer for their garden use. They use earthworms to produce organic soil. They have big water tanks to receive rain water and treat it clean before it flows into the nearby river and sea, .so that it can be used in the hotel and cut cost on water bill and electricity bill .There is no pollution in the hotel itself . They treat the used water so that it won’t dirty the nearby environment. They use alot of frangipani flowers to make flower tea for us.
3. Students study different types of pokok bakau . Each student was given a young seedling of pokok bakau to grow in the special sandy muddy soil.
4.Clean up the beach rubbish and see which group picked up the most.
5. Students went to town to interview foreign tourists in Langkawi and made a survey of how clean is Langkawi nowadays.