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Workshop Aims To Expose Children To Wildlife

Nature Fiji-Mareqeti Viti, a Fijian wildlife conservative body, aims to reach out to everyone on the importance of wildlife through workshops and wildlife exploration. This follows a workshop which was
13 Apr 2015 23:43
Workshop Aims To Expose Children To Wildlife

Nature Fiji-Mareqeti Viti, a Fijian wildlife conservative body, aims to reach out to everyone on the importance of wildlife through workshops and wildlife exploration.
This follows a workshop which was held by the organisation at the Fiji Museum in Suva on Saturday.
Director of Nature Fiji-Mareqeti Viti Nunia Thomas said the plan was to make it a continual event so eventually people in rural areas can be inspired by things they have around them.
“This is part of Nature Fiji-Mareqeti Viti’s mission to expose Fijians to our wildlife and its beauty,” she said.
“This particular event is to teach those who attended to create things inspired by nature the theme is dragonflies and butterflies since Fiji has a endemic species of the two mentioned earlier.”
Ecologist and artist Anne O’Brien, who has been a volunteer for Nature Fiji, led the workshop and said it was important that children explore more about nature.
Ms Thomas said the event was more about exposing children and their parents to the wildlife we have in Fiji.
“We target all age groups so we urge parents if they want their kids to join. Next week we will be going into the forest of Colo-I-Suva.”
Participants designed jewellery and paintings from the given theme using recycled products.
Ms Thomas said they encouraged participants to make a living out of their designs and show others that we can have a beautiful Fijian wildlife and at the same time make a living out of it.
More than 15 participants attended the workshop.

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