~ Nature as Our Classroom ~

Marians bag prizes at Sanctuaryasia Kids for Tigers: Tiger Fest, 2016
A group of students of the school accompanied by teachers Mr Biswajit De and Ms Kalyani Chaubey participated at the Sanctuaryasia Kids for Tigers: Tiger Fest, 2016, a national event, celebrated across the country, at Royal Global School, Guwahati to celebrate the Earth Day 2016. Students had an enriching experience meeting the Founder Editor of Sanctuaryasia, Mr. Bittu Randhir Sahgal for the first time. As a part of the event, Marians had also participated in various inter-school competitive events where they have won prizes.

The prizes are:

First prize in Face Painting Competition by srudents Pratyashee Mahanta and Mouparna Barai, ace artists from class 10. Their Art was highly appreciated by Mr.Sahgal. Aanisha Hazarika and Ashrut Konwar also won the third rize in the same category. Second prize in the 'Song for the Earth' Competition.
Biswajit De, teacher and Creative Director and HOD, Deptt of Graphic Design, Visual Arts & Media of the school bagged the Sanctuaryasia Green Teacher Award, 2016 given away by Mr.Bittu Sahgal for Exceptional Contribution to Conservation Education. Mr De along with teacher Ms Kalyani Chaubey had also attended a Teacher's Conservation Leadership workshop conducted by Debojit Saikia, Professor of Environmental Science, NEHU.

Citizen Science programme at Amchang Wild Life Sanctuary – December 7-10, 2015.

Striving to bring the students of the school close to nature, this programme combined Survey-based field trip on Biodiversity Awareness and Nature Photography at the Amchang Wild Life Sanctaury, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Interaction and interviewing the officials of the Forest Dept. of Assam, Guwahati Wild Life Division constituted the first phase of the activities, where the students of Class-8, Session 2015-2016, asked them various questions regarding the wildlife of the Amchang WLS and filled up a questionnaire prepared by them, as a part of the regular curriculum.

Nature Photography was a part of the programme where the students got to learn techniques of Macro Photography. The students were able to develop their observation skills and abilities to identify and appreciate the different patterns and textures that exist in nature. Nature Photography is an interesting activity through which the students could easily be taught simple concepts about conservation.

The students also got to learn the basics of survey techniques, and the use of GPS Devices and their use in creating trail maps using waypoints.

They learnt the use of ICT (Information & Communication Technology) in the form of Mobile & Tab Applications and to use them in the identification of the various species of animals and plants that they came across during the 'field trip'.

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