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On the 1st of February, GParks Rangers partnered with the oldest environmental NGO in Malaysia, Malaysian Nature Society to host the Young Entomologist workshop at their Nature Education Centre (NEC) at FRIM, Kepong. A total of 27 rangers and their parents took part in this workshop where they learnt how to identify and classify insects by looking at their external characteristics in general.
In this workshop, the participants were taught on insects’ features, their ecological significance and key roles in balancing our ecosystem. The rangers were excited and brought up many intriguing questions during the showcase of insect specimens samples. The explanation and sharing session ended smoothly and we proceeded to catch insects around the NEC area using simple tools such as nets and containers.
With the help of their parents, the rangers tried their best to capture the insects gently and placed them in a small container for further observations. Everyone was thrilled as most of them had their first encounter of insects which they’ve never seen before, which then enabled them to learn and identify these bugs through unique characteristics, eventually sharing their findings with the group! Don’t worry, all captured insects were released back to their natural habitat and continue their journey on Earth.
If you would like to know more about the GParks Ranger initiative, you may contact our Head of Public Outreach, Mok Yi Ying, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may visit EcoKnights at email@example.com to find out more interesting programs or follow us on social media such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (@EcoKnights).
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