The Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah (EPAA), announced the conclusion to its A Day in the Reserve Programme, which was conducted at four sites that were affiliated between 12 and 23, December. The program was intended to increase awareness and involve families of different nationalities into environmental and community programs.
130 people from 21 families participated in this program, which included educational and recreational trips to Sharjah. Families were also introduced to the Khor Kalba Mangrove Center and Wasit Wetland Center, Geological Park Al Buhais and Al Muntather Reserve as part of this program.
The A Day in the Reserve program achieved several goals. It educated various groups about the importance nature reserves and their affiliated centres in the Emirate Sharjah, raised awareness about the importance conservation of wildlife and the environment, encouraged a culture of sustainable ecotourism, and highlighted Sharjah’s environmental landmarks and reserves. It was also able to engage families in environmental and community programs, adding an educational and entertaining element to their vacation time.
Activities, workshops and competitions
The Authoritys teams presented a variety activities, educational workshops and competitions during the family visits to the centers and reserves. They also offered indoor and outdoor tours with each site offering a different content. In addition, the Al Muntather Reserve hosted a family afforestation project. Participants learned about local perennial and nonperennial plants as well as the importance and preservation of these plants.
After the family’s welcome, they were divided into groups with a guide. After getting to know each site’s unique offerings and biodiversity, the groups took tours and participated in educational workshops and competitions. The program was enjoyed by all and was well received.
The Environment and Protected Areas Authority of Sharjah (EPAA), seeks to preserve the environment, natural reserve, wildlife and biodiversity through scientific studies and research. The authority publishes environmental awareness material, implements policies, and launches specialized campaign in the field.