The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka conducted a field workshop for the students of Nature Explorers Club of the Sacred Heart Convent, Galle. The workshop was held at Bundala National Park from 5th to 7th April 2009. Seminars and field activities were included in the workshop which was conducted by Prof. Sarath Kotagama. Mr. Indrajith, Park Warden of the Bundala National Park delivered a special lecture on the conservation of wildlife in the park.
The students were able to participate in another important event during the workshop. A bird ringing session of the National Bird Ringing Programme was held during the period at the park. It was conducted by the Field ornithology Group of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife Conservation. The young students learned about bird ringing and had the opportunity to handle birds under the supervision of FOGSL research team. It was a very rare and valuable experience for the students while enjoying outbound living.
Team from the Sacred Heart Convent Galle.
Ms. Christine Devota, Ms. G H A Thulari Nethmini, Ms. Chamodhi Gunathilake, Ms. W A Chathri Lalanga, Ms. Chathuri Jayalabi Edirisinghe, Ms. Chathuri Nisansala, Ms. Thilini Soysa, Ms. Geethma Gimhani, and Ms. Hemamala Dissanayake (Teacher in charge).
Photos by Uditha Wijesena