An educational trip for class VII was organised on 22
November 2019 under the Guidance of MRs Yogyata Mathur, Ms. Jaishree, Ms. Deepa Bhardwaj & Ms.
Nancy Gupta. The students were taken to a nearby biodiversity park named
‘Yamuna Biodiversity Park’ for a learnful experience. The school organised this
visit to enrich the students and to take learning beyond the four walls of the
Travel expands your horizons and school life cannot be
complete without the fun of educational tours and excursions. These trips are
tailor made to facilitate the students to know and understand the real,
multicultural world. A host of activities are undertaken as a part of trips
which act as a catalyst to think out of the box and broaden the outlook. The
school discreetly organizes educational trips to strategically important places
and facilitates for students to reach out for information beyond the text books.
Increasing urbanization, habitat destruction, pollution,
biological invasions, increasing greenhouse gases and excessive use of natural
resources are some of the anthropogenic factors that have damaged the
environment. As a result, global temperatures have increased
substantially and the impact can be seen in altered rainfall patterns,
droughts, floods in coastal areas and extinction of several species. Sound
environmental awareness is therefore necessary to handle such environmental
issues and restore the degraded ecosystems. Today, with issues such as global
warming, climate change, various pandemics including recent outbreaks of Ebola
and Zika, nature education has become all the more important. The
younger generation will soon be facing several environmental challenges and it
must be prepared to tackle these effectively. Therefore, a commitment towards
providing nature education is the need of the hour.
Nature education focuses on developing environmental
consciousness and concern for the living environment. The objective of nature
education is to develop awareness regarding the significance of
biodiversity, which will then encourage people to take collective action
towards biodiversity conservation.
Yamuna Biodiversity Park is thus a living laboratory
where scientific experimentation has done wonders. Once a barren place where
nothing grew, the park is now full of life which can be heard in the chirping
of birds and rustling of leaves.
In all, the trip was really fruitful and enhanced the
understanding of the students regarding biotic and abiotic interactions in the