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ISD celebrates Earth Day

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Students of International School Dhaka are seen keenly observing an exhibition titled 'Discover Ocean Giants' organized on the campus marking the Earth Day recently.

Campus Report :
To observe Earth Day, International School Dhaka (ISD) has recently organized various activities in their school. The theme of the event was 'Protecting Our Species' and it was attended by 540 students and 100 staffs along with Elisabeth Fahrni Mansur, Senior Program Manager of WCS Bangladesh.
The event took place to raise awareness about the environment, utilizing natural resources appropriately and protecting our species. During the event, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Bangladesh Program, arranged an exhibition titled "Discover Ocean Giants". The aim of the educational exhibition was to connect urban dwellers to the Bay of Bengal and the fishermen who risk their lives to feed our nation. The interactive exhibition inspired visitors to take action to protect the Ocean Giants and the marine environment by communicating fun facts and providing sensory experiences.
Fine Arts students from Jagannath University in Dhaka made life-size models of sharks, rays and a marine turtle to enrich the exhibition display together with a collection of dolphin models. Through this exhibition, visitors were introduced to marine science and conservation.
Elisabeth Fahrni Mansur, Senior Program Manager of WCS Bangladesh stated "We are delighted to have the opportunity to talk about Ocean Giants and current efforts to protect them in our waters. We can inspire the next generation to protect our country's marine wildlife and ecosystems, there is hope for healthy oceans and healthy people."
All of the ISD students and teachers also attended an assembly in the auditorium to discuss all Earth Day topics and share student work from "Sharing Our Planet" units developed throughout the year. Regarding the event, Regine De Blegiers, Director of Teaching and Learning, ISD said, "All living things have an intrinsic value, and each plays a unique role in the complex web of life. It is our responsibility to work together and protect the endangered and threatened species. 

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