On July 18, WWF Guianas opened an environmental corner at the Guyana National Library. The section is aimed at promoting WWF and its work, along with increasing public awareness on environmental issues. It includes audio visual displays with a television and DVD player to show nature documentaries produced by WWF Guianas along with other suitable productions. In addition, informative but engaging literature, books, posters and other material were made available. The section is already proving popular with children who are crowding the corner, especially now that school is out for the summer.
On August 28, WWF hosted a booth partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency. On the programme were a number of interactive games including an Eco Maze, A Green Gold Pick & Mix game and a Dip Quiz, successful participants won WWF marked items. The games were a hit with people of all ages. Also on display were WWF publications, and a WWF video introduction and posters, banners and other displays.
For World Ozone Day, observed on September 16, the Georgetown office launched a television information announcement. It involved a local sportsman who assisted us in sending an appealing message to the public. In observance of Ozone Day, we promoted awareness of the need for ozone protection and ozone friendly products to the general public.
Collaborative meetings are ongoing between WWF Guianas, UNDP, the University of Guyana and Conservation International for a nation-wide campaign on environmental awareness. The initiative is expected to include local and regional caucuses on environmental issued and culminate in a national symposium on the topic. Key topics will include climate change, gold mining, forest conservation and wildlife trade.
For more information on Education and Communication events or projects please contact Ms. Muni Schanzenbaecher. Tel. +592 223 7802 or email: mschanzenbaecher(at)wwf.gy