RAISING AWARENESS OF THE BIODIVERSITY IN THE PETRA REGION
Project start and end dates: 2007
Funded by: Self funded project by Petra National Trust (PNT)
As part of the Field Guide to the Plants & Animals of Petra project, PNT developed outreach activities targeting mainly the youth. The activities include arranging lectures, presentations, and discussions on the environmental aspects of Petra, trips for members, school trips, press releases, and a data show for the Petra community. An important part of the outreach activities was the production of a multimedia CD for primary school students, in which a Rock hyrax, an endangered species in Jordan, guides the children through Petra’s fragile ecology and informs them on how they can participate in the protection and preservation of the flora and fauna. The CD also acquaints the children with the Petra National Trust and its work in the Petra Archaeological Park.
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Petra National Trust targets schools in an awareness campaign (2008)
The Petra National Trust donated a number of CD's to the Ministry of Education on the 7th of April 2008. The CD's, which detail the biodiversity of the Petra region, were distributed by the Ministry to various private and public schools to use in their educational curriculum as part of an awareness campaign launched by PNT. As part of its efforts to increase awareness among primary school children, PNT developed this multimedia CD about the flora and fauna of Petra, which guides children through Petra’s fragile ecology and informs them on ways through which they can participate in the protection and preservation of the natural habitat.