Class IX Environmental Science Class Excursion to Jigme Dorji National Park, Gasa
The introduction of the new subject, Environmental Science in class IX throughout the country, this year, was a humble gift to our Beloved Drukgyal Zhipa, the Environmental Champion of the Earth on His 60th Birth Anniversary and to our nation, to reassure the commitment of the Ministry of Education towards preserving the pristine environment of our country and the world at large. It was also one of the commitments of MoE on curriculum diversification initiative as envisioned in the Bhutan Vision 2020.
As a part of this noble initiative, Ugyen Academy has also taken up this new subject in one of the sections of class IX with the same vision and commitment. We have a very good and dedicated batch of Environmental Science students who are very much interested to continue with the subject throughout their studies if possible. To have their interest in the subject living throughout their life the subject we have decided to take the batch for a day’s excursion with the following objective/purposes:
- Excursion is an integral part of environmental science teaching and learning process
- It provides an alternative learning environment besides the normal classroom learning
- For observation of all possible natural phenomena learnt in theory, in the real field for gaining first hand experience and learning
- To enable the students develop the ability to explore, investigate, interpret the environmental issues and concerns and communicate their findings to others