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ESO PROGRAMME CREATES AWARENESS AMONG STUDENTS, TEACHERS.

In keeping with its aim to protect and conserve Oman's natural heritage, the Environment Society of Oman (ESO) concluded its Education Programme last month.

The programme which had been supported by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) since 2015 included four topics: Water and Energy, Oman's Biodiversity, Ecological Footprint and Green Schools. These topics were presented to 90 schools across different regions of the sultanate over the last years, stated a press release.

'Part of our mission is to help protect Oman's natural heritage by influencing and promoting

environmental sustainable behaviour not only through conservation but through education, and awareness,' said Jawaher al Ghafri, education coordinator at ESO. 'Through presentations and interactive games and activities at the schools, ESO is working to engage and educate students, teachers, and parents on how they can get involved in making a difference.'

ESO's education programme works towards creating a culture of environmental awareness throughout schools by integrating concepts within the curriculum and allowing students the opportunity to inculcate eco-friendly habits in their daily life

Alongside the educational campaign, ESO's community outreach team engaged with fishermen, tour offices and public during a recent campaign held in Musandam.

The campaign, also funded by PDO, aimed at raising awareness on the importance of Oman's marine biodiversity and the importance of its sustainability for the stakeholders. As part of the campaign dolphin watching guidelines were shared with tour offices and fishermen were educated on how to rescue and release entangled turtles.

Abdul Amir bin Abdul Hussein al Ajmi, PDO's external affairs and value creation director said, 'We are delighted to partner with ESO that always helps in spreading environmental and sustainability awareness throughout the sultanate.'

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