DIET Workshop on Integration of Environment with Language and Mathematics.
One day workshop for DIET students was also planned. The objective of the workshop was to understand the integration of Environment with language and mathematics. Student -teachers participated in a day long workshop and learnt different ways of integrating Environment with Language and Mathematics in their daily classroom activities. They also prepared some lost-cost and no-cost teaching aids using resources from their surrounding only.
Paper recycling activity
Paper recycling activity was done on 2.9.16 at how and why section of National Bal Bhavan. NBB children and staff members participated in great numbers to attend this activity. They learnt how a paper is molded into pulp and then how it is compressed to make a sheet of paper. Children themselves make paper in the supervision of the instructors.
Compost making was another activity done at NBB campus on 6.9.16. NBB children and staff members make compost in an open area near physical education section of NBB. Children and staff members collected dry leaves, flowers, twigs, vegetable peels, seeds and peels of fruits, leftover food and throw it in a dig prepared for making compost.
Two day workshop of Paper Mache was held at Environment Education section of National Bal Bhavan.
Children used the paper pulp which they made through paper recycling done a week before.
They made different objects out of paper mache. The objective of activity was to enhance their creative potentials.
Children used their imaginations and creativity to form different things.
They understand the importance of reusing the things and the need of saving the importance resources of the Earth.
Ozone Day Celebration
On 16th of September 2016 ‘International Day for preservation of Ozone layer’ was celebrated in the premises of National Bal Bhavan.
Member children of National Bal Bhavan celebrated this day by participating in poster making activity.
Children also watched the documentaries based on preservation of Ozone layer.
Later a group discussion was also held among the children to discuss the importance of Ozone layer and ways of its preservation.
Identification of common Butterflies of Delhi
Member children of NBB participated in identification of local butterflies of Delhi.
Children watched documentaries on life cycle of a butterfly. They draw lifecycle of a butterfly and understand its different parts.
They choose one butterfly and they made a mask of it and learn few lines on each butterfly.
Seasons of Delhi
Activity with member children on seasons was also done. Children watched documentaries on different seasons of India.
They made a drawing of different seasons and food we like to eat in that season.
They did discussions about their favourite season and explain what they like to do in that season.
Celebration of World Food Day
On 14th and 15th October world Food day was celebrated at Environment section of NBB.
Member children of NBB participated in different activities related to food day.
They did discussion on importance of food, sources of food and importance of saving food.
Children draw their favourite food item and discuss their sources and ways of saving food.
Animals and their Habitat week
Children celebrated animals and their habitat week. They discuss about different animals and their habitat.
They also discuss eating habits of different animals. They made mask of their favorite animals and enact like those animals.
They speak lines on different animals. They also made book marks on save animals. Children visited animals at animal corner of NBB.
They observe different animals and observe their behavior. They learn to feed the animals and also draw their habitat in their notebooks.
Water world Activity
Children visited aquarium of NBB and observe different fishes and note down their basic features in their notebooks.
They also draw their favourite fish and learn few lines about it. They understand the processing of breathing in fishes.
Book marks making
In the month of November, NBB member children make book marks of different animals under the theme ‘Save Animals’. They made book marks out of waste materials and also wrote messages on their book marks. Children also understood the use and need of a book mark while reading.
Solar cooking activity with Nav Shakti School
Nav Shakti School children did a solar cooker activity in November, where children understood the concept of solar energy by cooking food in solar cooker.
Resident birds of Delhi
NBB member children identified different birds in their surroundings under the name ‘Resident Birds of Delhi’. The activity was done in the month of December 2016.They initially started bird watching in the NBB ground and also outside NBB. Children’s daily observations and discussions were really helpful for their understanding about different birds. They identified the food habits and habitat of different birds. They observed the body structure, shape and length of wings and sounds of birds in different situations.
Solar cooker activity with NBB children
NBB children performed solar cooker activity in the month of January under the supervision of the instructor. Children were first explained about concept of solar energy by simple day to day activities. They cooked rice and kheer in solar cooker on two different days. Later they distributed the cooked food among themselves. They had a discussion too on why there is a need of using solar energy and how this form of energy is better than other sources of energy.
NBB member children did an activity of Herbarium Making. Initially they were told about the meaning and concept of a Herbarium. Children were shown few samples of herbariums and they are helpful in understanding plants. Children visited NBB campus and collected different leaves and pasted them in the old news papers with proper labeling. They wrote the names, date and location from where they had picked up that leaf.
DIET Rajender Nagar Visit
Three days workshop of Environment Education was conducted at Environment and Aquarium Sections of NBB. The workshop was for teacher trainees. Where they learned about need of Environment Education in schools and in our daily lives. Students performed different activities which were planned earlier. They also understood the integration of Environment with different subjects through activities.
Workshop for School Children
Students of Govt. Co-Ed Sr. Sec. School Sector-15 Rohini New Delhi visited NBB for three days workshop in the month of February 2017, where they had workshop on best out of waste. They learned to make use of waste sheets and old newspaper by making many things like paper bag ,mats etc. They also learned how to recycle the waste sheets of paper in a recycle machine and how to make a new sheet of paper. They also used the paper pulp and made paper mashie objects on their own under the guidance of Instructor.
Fun games of both Environment and Aquarium& Animal Corner section was held on 10th and 11th February 2017 inside NBB campus. The participant school was Govt. Co-Ed Sr. Sec. School Sector-15 Rohini New Delhi. Near about 30 different children participated on both the days. On both days they experienced two different games of both aquarium and environment.
Role play by NBB children
NBB children enacted a role play activity on save trees on 15th February 2017. They started with different roles of different parts of a plant and spoke few lines about each part. After that they recite a poem one by one about save trees and how trees are our true friends.