POM Nature Park: Kids for Conservation is On Again!

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Media Release (28 June 2021)

Fast becoming a favourite holiday program in Port Moresby, the Kids for Conservation Education
Program is on again at the Port Moresby Nature Park on Tuesday 29th June and Thursday 1st July this year.

The school holiday program aims at giving a sense of awareness and responsibility to children at an
early age about the significance of the plants and animals in their environment. Due to Covid-19 measures observed by the Park, class sizes are reduced to 20 students per session where 40 students are expected to participate over the 2 days program.

Port Moresby Nature Park’s Education Manager, Shirley Mogi (1st right) and Education Officer, Kimberly Stahl interacting with the participants for Kids for Conservation during one of its sessions last year.
Photo credit: POM Nature Park

Port Moresby Nature Park’s Education Manager Shirley Mogi says, “We are excited to have students join us again for the Kids for Conservation program this term holiday as we were unable to run the program during Term 1 break due to the 1 month school suspension and lock-down period”.

“It’s a satisfying thought that even during school holidays, parents see the value in registering their children to attend such programs as the Kids for Conservation, giving us confidence in the effectiveness of the program we deliver to students”, added Ms Mogi.

Participants of the Kids for Conservation Program with their certificates after completion of the program in December last year(2020).
Photo credit: POM Nature Park

This year marks 6 years since the inception of the Kids for Conservation holiday program and the Education team at Port Moresby Nature Park thanks all who have supported the program to date. With continuous environmental issues affecting many societies today, the work of Port Moresby Nature Park will be even more important as we advocate, protect and conserve PNG’s Wildlife and the Environment through education for our future generations.

Port Moresby Nature Park is a charity organization that relies on grants and donor funding to operate. By visiting the Park and joining our Membership, you help support the Park’s efforts in preserving PNG’s unique natural environment for future generations, including the Park’s 550 resident animals, majority of which have been surrendered to the Park for care.