Green Ambassador -BGS NPS and Pratham International School

It was a Saturday when their tutors decided to visit Brahmananda Vana at Misson campus. They were the so called Green Ambassadors of the School eco club from BGS National Public School. It was amazing to see the enthusiasm of the kids. Vijay and Rudresh took them along, sharing their knowledge on plants. Kids themselves showed their curiosity and filled the walk with number of questions which seemed to comply with Einstein’s words “Imagination is better than knowledge”. Their enthusiasm was nurtured with nutritious food. It was exponential when they stepped inside the lab. “Can’t believe my eyes” one of them exclaimed, “Are they real” the other, “Can we touch it” and so on. It was mesmerising experience since it was the first time they literally touched with their hands the so called “fossils”. We have in our lab, fossils belonging to cretaceous period. They really couldn’t believe as they were extinct to the period before Dinosaurs were born. Collections of butterflies, beetles and snakes were an add on. Isn’t it an inexplicable feeling when we touch such lifeforms in our lifetime.

Kids from Pratham International School, Varthur also visited the man made forest. They were 100 in number including their teachers. Two groups were made and led by Shankara and Timmarayi fro the eco walk. They were provided breakfast and meal with a fruit. They seemed to enjoy a day well spent without classroom classes.

2 thoughts on “Green Ambassador -BGS NPS and Pratham International School

  1. ECO WALK TO RAMAKRISHNA ASHRAM, SHIVANAHALLI ON 30-Nov-2013
    The eco walk was very memorable and informative. It gave us a great knowledge. The trees, plants, birds and animals were very attractive. We even ate some of the fruits of the trees and found that they were very juicy and delicious. Mr. Hari and Mr. Vijay taught us about each tree, bird and animal very patiently. They explained very neatly so that we could understand most of the information of that particular living thing. It is so hard to grow so many trees and plants, but it has been done very patiently and with a lot of hard work. I really need to appreciate this.
    The lab also gave us a lot of information. We saw 150 million years old fossils. They were extinct before dinosaurs existed. We saw many more things in the lab. Overall it was a very memorable and informative trip. I would like to thank & appreciate the effort you all have made.

  2. Visit to Sri Ramakrishna

    Ashram

    Date: 30.11.2013

    Our visit to Sri Ramakrishna Ashram at Shivanahalli on 30.11.13 was one of the most

    memorable events. It was a 45 to 50 minute journey from our school and the lush green plants and

    trees swayed their branches inviting us for the eco walk. As we entered the ashram we saw many

    children playing and thought how lucky they are in the nature’s lap breathing fresh air, eating fresh

    food and playing with Mother Nature. We proceeded to meet Swami Vishnumayananda, who loves

    and lives for nature.

    I always thought that wasps were ants with wing. I learnt that the wasps were different from

    ants in many ways only after watching the video clipping for an hour at the venue. It was very

    informative and worth watching. We learnt the life cycle of wasp, how they lay eggs inside the fig

    fruits and hatch out to form the little ones.

    We were then taken to the mini forest developed by swamiji. Our guides were Mr. Vijay, a

    researcher and Mr Hari, a nature lover. We learnt about many plants and trees that we had never seen

    before.Huge trees of wild cashew, Silver oak, Sandle wood, jamun, chicku drove our attention. These

    trees housed a variety of birds, insects and squirrels. The uses of the trees were very clearly explained

    by Mr. Vijaya and Mr. Hari. As we tracked we heard the birds chirping, and even saw some birds like

    –Malabar trogon, bulbul, egret etc. Two water snakes were found swimming and slithering.

    We were soon on the hill top, a place with lava rocks. We even visited Lord Ayyappa’s temple

    and took the blessings. We were then served with delicious lunch. Murli sir took us to the laboratory

    where we saw the fossils of animals, 150 million years old which were collected by the children. The

    museum had specimens of the most poisonous snakes, the skull and vertebral column of the Wild

    Bison, the turtle shell, and skeleton of the bat, different types of butterfly, moth, beetles, stuffed bird

    and antlers of the deer.

    Our visit was more educative rather a jolly track. We learnt that conserving nature is the need

    of the hour and it should begin from little children like us. We the green Ambassadors have explored

    diversity in the living world at RK mission, Shivanahalli, the Knowledge Bank of Nature. We have

    understood the importance of nature and its resources. It is important to create a healthy atmosphere

    to live healthy. After this visit of mine, I take a pledge to grow more plants, conserve nature and the

    natural resources for the near future.

    My humble pranams to Swamiji and People at RK Mission – for the noble work for the noble

    Vaishnavi B. S.

    Green Ambassador

    Class: V A

    BGS National Public School

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