Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest launched

 30 Nov 2016 - 22:42

Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest launched
Officials during a press conference held at Friends of the Environment Center Green Tent yesterday. Pic: Kammutty VP / The Peninsula

By Sidi Mohamed / The Peninsula

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Sasol and Friends of the Environment Centre (FEC) yesterday announced launching 2017 edition of the Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest.
In order to participate, each school can send a representative-team comprising three students having at least one Qatari student except in cases when the school does not have any Qatari student.
The competition aims at encouraging students to discover the beauty and fauna and flora of Qatar. The competition will be based on a real-time quiz contest and on the information provided in the Qatar e-Nature smartphone application and website for all primary schools across the country.
The competition consists of an interactive contest in the form of a live contest in front of an audience in which teams have to answer questions immediately in order to gain points.
Contest includes questions on birds, insects, mammals, reptiles, flora and nature reserves of Qatar, in addition to few questions from the curriculum related to the environment.
First place winners will be awarded Gold medals and voucher worth QR4,000 for each student part of team, while the second place winners will be awarded Silver medals and a voucher worth QR3,000 each student. The third and fourth position holders will get QR2,000 and QR1,000 respectively.
Rima Abu Khadija, Director, Office of Curricula Standards at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, said: “We are very proud to partner with Sasol and Friends of the Environment Centre who are giving incentives to our young students to actively learn about the nature in Qatar.”
Frahood Al Hajiri, Director, Friends of the Environment Centre said: “Qatar e-Nature has been instrumental to further elevate the awareness about the different aspects of Qatar’s rich nature to the young minds in the country."