Friday, April 29, 2005

Bannerghatta beckons kids for some wild fun

Bannerghatta beckons kids for some wild fun
Deccan Herald

Eco club hopes to satisfy the urge among children to learn more about the animals they come across during the safari.

Bannerghatta National Park is all set to turn visitor friendly. The Park, that inaugurated its two touch screen kiosks on its premises recently, is now planning to start an eco club for young students to improve awareness about wildlife.

The club will conduct weekly eco conservation classes for students from across Bangalore schools, which will include a tour of the park, followed up with an interactive session with wildlife experts in the national park’s auditorium.

“It is found that there is an urge among children both from urban as well as rural schools to learn more about the animals and birds found at the zoo. We will take up the role of information providers,” said Mr Markandaiah, director of Bannerghatta National Park.

The two information kiosks, which were launched on Wednesday, was sponsored by Intel and its content, both in Kannada and English, was prepared by Bannerghatta National Park and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-India).

The touch screen facilities will help disseminate information to visitors about the Bannerghatta National Park, the zoo area, safari and information on various species of birds, mammals and other reptiles that might interest visitors.


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