Every year, Mumbai mudflats in Sewri are visited by thousands of pink migratory birds- Flamingos. They arrive into the city late November and remain with us till May and depart just before monsoon. This World Wetlands Day which is celebrated on 2nd of February, we celebrate Flamingos and their Wetlands. This date marks the signing of the 'Convention on Wetlands' in 1971 at Ramsar, Iran. Sewri though not a Ramsar site but has been declared as Important Bird Area. Wetlands are essential ecological features in any landscape as they are home to hundreds of species of birds along with fishes, mammals and insects. Mumbai is slowly loosing its wetlands which is home to the large mangrove stretches- the storm dividers for the Mumbai coast. Its time we create awareness about the wetlands and its inhabitants on this eco-day. Therefore the BNHS’s Conservation Education Centre, in collaboration with Rotary Club Bombay is organizing a Poster Competition for Schools. This is a call to all teachers, parents and students who believe in this cause and would like to help us in developing an Educational and Innovative Exhibition on Wetlands.
Theme : Save Wetlands, Save Flamingos
Date : 2nd February 2013
Venue : Conservation Education Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai
Time : 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Eligibility Criteria : Students of standard 5th to 9th (Two groups; Lesser Flamingo: V-VII std, Greater Flamingo: VIII-X std)
Poster Specification : A poster is a visual medium that communicates the theme with images and interestings facts. The image and text ration should be 75:25. The medium is water colour and the language is English. The poster size is usual chart paper (21.75" x 27.75")
Entry : Free and poster materials will be provided to the students such as chart paper, water colours, brushes, however students are encouraged to bring along other accessories as per their choice. The snacks will be provided by us students will have to bring their own lunch.
Prizes : Attractive BNHS publications and products will be given away as prizes.
How to Apply : Schools need to nominate their students with artistic flair Interested students need to fill up the application form which could be downloaded from www.bnhs.org or request via email firstname.lastname@example.org. For details contact. Ms. Amandeep Kaur, Education Officer on 9594953425 / 9594929107