KPA Programme

2015/2016
Date: 29 – 31 Januari 2017
Venue: Felda, Sungkai

With Wildlife Conservation as it main theme, ECM 2015/2016 was organized with the support of FGV and Perhilitan. The teachers were assigned into group to come up with a Sunbear module which can be used for state and school level programme. Other activities include visit to Tiger Conservation Centre at Sungkai.


2016/2017
Date: 28 – 30 November 2017
Venue: Frim, Kepong

ECM 2016/2017 was focused with Flora as the theme which in line with the location of the meeting. The participants which includes teachers, MNS Branch and Pusat Ko Kurikulum officer, were exposed with plants ecological knowledge as they visit to the Herbarium centre and went for guided walk in the FRIM forest. With help of the FRIM Education Staff, the participants were having group discussion on educational activities relating to plants


2017/2018
Date: 11 – 13 November 2017
Venue: Kuala Selangor Nature Park.

The ECM 2017/2018 was focusing on the re-introduction of KPA system to the Coordinators. The workshop becomes a medium for the teachers to come up with the activity badges which is continuity for the 4Naturelah programme by the Conservation Division. The participants also helped in reviewing the KPA Manual which later will be printed and distributed to new KPA schools. Other activities include river cruise at Sungai Buloh Sasaran

Zonal camps were carried out in the earlier establishment of KPA in 1990s to promote the setting up of KPA in schools. In 2005, the zonal camp was launched and its focus was on the four zones in Peninsular Malaysia and the feedback from the participants was very encouraging. The program then has been organized annually and was extended to Borneo in 2009.


2016
(Peninsular Malaysia)
Duration: August – October 2017
Venue: Pulau Tinggi, Johor
Different from the previous years, KPA Zonal Camp which was funded by Telekom Malaysia, focused only one venue. This project was in line with Pulau Tinggi 2 year Adoption and Sustainability Plan where 4 camps; Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Zone which cover all states from Peninsular were carried at Pulau Tinggi. With a total of 450 participants, the main highlights of the program were setting up and maintaining the nursery, preparation of mangrove seedlings, snorkelling, and deployment of artificial coral. Other activities which mainly related to environmental education such as talks and hands –on activities were also carried out.

Sabah (Borneo Zone)
Date: 11 – 13 November 2017
Venue: Manukan Island, Sabah
The camp was conducted on the second largest Island of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Malaysia’s first marine national park. Focused with Marine theme, the participants were exposed with the wonder of marine life ecosystems. They have the opportunity to learn through indoor and outdoor activities such as snorkeling, visit to Borneo Reef Worlds and jungle trekking.  Through this camp, we managed to install bins in tourist dense areas of Manukan Island, Sabah

Sarawak (Borneo Zone)
Date: 18 – 20 November 2017
Venue: Matang Wildlife Center, Sarawak
The three days two night camp aim to highlight the effort of Sarawak Forestry in wildlife management. Based in Matang Wildlife Center where it houses endangered wildlife in large enclosed areas of rainforest and spacious cages, most of the activities aim to inculcate the awareness towards wildlife and its welfare. The participants lend their hand in clean-up and beautification of the center by cleaning the drains of the centers, painted the Orang Utan enclosure (exterior walls) and did mural painting (environmental awareness message) on the wall. Recycle bins were managed to be installed around the center.


2017

(Peninsular Malaysia)
Duration: July 2017
Venue: Pulau Tinggi, Johor.
A continuation from the previous year (2016) Pulau Tinggi Adoption and Sustainability Plan. 2 camps were organized with a total of 160 participants from all over the peninsular states. Some of the activities were still focusing on the mangrove restoration with additional activities which was mangrove replantation (from the previous year seedling). The participants also have the opportunity to learn more on turtle conservation and aid in cleaning the nesting area of the turtles. The participants became a part of Turtle Releasing Program where 43 hatchlings were released. They were taught on methods of handling the hatchlings and releasing them to the beach so these hatchlings can make it into the ocean.

Sabah (Borneo Zone)
Date: 18 – 20 August 2017
Venue: Sandakan, Sabah
The theme for this particular camp was ‘Sustainable Living’ where the participants from all over Sabah visit some places that can increase their knowledge on sustainable practices. The participants visit SSM Bio Organic Factory which majors in sustainable production. They learnt about importance of waste segregation and process of turning waste into new products. Some of other activities include a beach clean-up around Pasir Puteh, Sandakan and hands-on paper recycling craft.

Sarawak (Borneo Zone)
Date: 24 – 27 August 2017
Venue: Lundu, Sarawak.
Set in Taman Negara Gunung Gading and Taman Negara Talang – Satang, the camp allows the participants to discover the wonder of Biodiversity in Sarawak heritage. The participants increase their knowledge on flora and fauna through jungle trekking with aid of educational modules and nature interpreter at Taman Negara Gunung Gading. At Talang Satang, the participants learn on turtle conservation efforts in Sarawak and lend their hand in excavating the turtle nests.

In conjunction with Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and the 9th ASEAN Para Games, Malaysian Nature Society under the platform of KPA was approached as an advisor for the implementation of sustainable and green concepts in events especially from school level. Schools under the KL2017@Schools such as SK Toh Tan Dewa Sakti and SMK Putrajaya Presint 8(1) opt to green their sport day event under the guidance of MNS representatives.  MNS Representatives also did a booth set up to spread awareness on green practices such as energy and water saving, waste management and carbon footprint to the visitors of KL2017@Schools.

From this programme, a module on sustainable in events were created. (Please contact kpa@mns.org.my for the module)