Nurturing a conservation mindset among children, pets are the best suitable learning material. In pursuit of fostering a conservation mindset among children, the TIES conducted an enlightening training session on ornamental fish culture and was part of Enjoy Learning Skills Programme. The recipients of this unique learning experience were the attentive 8th grade students of Pallikoodam School in Vadavathoor, Kottayam.
The Enjoy Learning Skills Programme, a visionary initiative designed for hands-on learning, aims to provide students with specific knowledge and skills essential for leading a sustainable lifestyle.
The training session, expertly led by Raju, a retired Deputy Director of Fisheries in Kottayam, and Sarath Babu N B, a Nature Education Officer associated with TIES, covered a spectrum of topics. These included the diverse types of fish, best breeding practices the intricacies of providing proper nutrition through suitable feeds and how to set up an aquarium.
A total of 36 students and 5 teachers actively participated in the training, contributing to a vibrant exchange of ideas and knowledge. The engaging session not only equipped the attendees with valuable insights into ornamental fish culture but also instilled a deeper understanding of the delicate balance necessary for a harmonious coexistence between humans and nature.
In essence, the training not only served as a platform for learning about ornamental fish but also laid the foundation for a broader appreciation of environmental conservation.