Over the last three months, Baxan Jamal, the educational officer for the Darwin Project in In-Situ Conservation, has been conducting educational activities in 5 elementary schools in villages around Piramagroon mountain. Over 150 students were engaged in making bird feeders and learning about balance of nature and observing seasonal changes in their environment through other two activities.
Fox and hare-> Leopard and wild goat, and the coulors and sounds of nature.
The activities were designed to be locally relevant and scientifically sound, and were created with input from experts at of BirdLife International and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. In April, Baxan will conduct another set of activities, leading towards one of the ultimate goals of the Darwin Project, to produce a toolkit of environmental activities to be used in schools around Iraqi Kurdistan, and serve as a model for similar projects around the region.