Biodiversity on Wheels
Launched last April 2012 on Earth Day, Biodiversity on Wheels (BOW) is a built-in multimedia and library rolled into one van that visits schools and communities to teach environmental topics such as Philippine biodiversity and solid waste management.
Since its inception, BOW has visited more than 40,000 students from 70+ public schools and more than a dozen communities in different parts of the country. It has conducted a wide array of engaging activities for youth new to biodiversity and environmental topics. Activities include film showings, storytelling, wildlife origami, environmental pledging, book readings, coloring activities, and more. Through BOW biodiversity conservation is now more accessible to children, but more young people have yet to be reached to ensure a brighter future for ourselves and our environment.
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In 2014 and 2015, 38 schools were visited by BOW reaching 28,406 students. This was all made possible in partnership with Assumption Antipolo, General Electric, ams Asia Inc., Hewlitt Packard, and Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ) who mobilized 478 volunteers to do storytelling, origami and discussions for the program.
To increase awareness on biodiversity conservation among children and youth via a built-in multimedia and library on wheels with various engaging activities and learning materials.
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April 2012 onwards