Turning Knowledge into Experience—St. Joseph’s Wadala goes on a Nature Trail
29th September 2011
For 48 students of St. Joseph’s High School (Wadala), the nature trail to the Vikhroli Mangroves was a chance to make their textbook lessons come alive. The trail was conducted by the Godrej Company’s Soonabai Pirojsha Godrej Marine Ecology Centre (SPGMEC).
The trail began with Mr. Hemant from the SPGMEC explaining to the students, especially those from Stds. IX and X, the characteristics of mangroves. He helped them relate the plants they were seeing in the mangrove forest to the science topics that they will soon be studying. For the younger children, the trail was an opportunity to touch the mangroves, examine caterpillars and moths, and experience nature at its unspoiled best.