June 8, 2015
Acting for Orangutans
- as seen by -Now Sidu
Conservation is not one person’s responsibility as we all need clean air to breath, and we all need plants and animals to survive. It is not enough to educate people about nature – it is important for them to take initiative and become involved.
An orangutan drama contest was jointly organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Malaysia Program and the Sarawak Forestry Corporation in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia for secondary school students, age 13 to 17 years.
According to the students and teachers, they had less than one week to practice for the event and to create an act that shared their love of wildlife. The outcome was satisfying as all the participants, audience, teachers and parents enjoyed the drama.
The students looked up the information about orangutans and other wildlife, and they produced the scripts and props themselves (wildlife masks in an orangutan nest, above left.)
The students gave their props and scripts to the organizers for use in future education and outreach programs with the local communities and schools.
Further details about this drama contest can be found on here.