Recently, the children at e-base Pench in India created a video for their sister e-base in Ladakh as a part of their second year Anniversary. The children of Ladakh responded with a video of their own to share how the e-base at the Mahabodhi School complex plays a role in their day to day activities.
e-base to e-base! Pench e-base students send a special message to the children in Ladakh, making this one of the first connections that will eventually span across all 2041 e-base on all 7 continents. A very special thank you to Conservation Wildlands and the Third Pole Education Base for making this dream of Robert Swan’s come true.
It is a very special day indeed as the world’s second e-base ever located in Pench, India celebrates it’s second anniversary!
Conservation Wildlands, the wonderful organization that hosts the e-base had this announcement to celebrate this makred day.
“We have come such a long way since our first workshop with he students of various schools in Pench. Right from an organic patch, inclusion in the Season Watch Program to expanding our reach to close to 250 students on the other side of the reserve, Karmajhiri. We are glad that we have managed to touch so many more lives.
The e-Base is definitely one of the sure shot ways to ensure an environmentally responsible generation to come. Moreover, we believe that the setting up of the e-Base has also subsequently helped expose the students to several different styles of learning, enhanced their scientific understanding of their surrounding and finally in a its own small way bridged the gap between the rural and urban divide that exists.
it is a space where students, tourists, teachers, forest guards alike come together for one common goal to help preserve the bounty of flora and fauna that is found in India.
We would like to thank everyone who has been part of this wonderful journey. Thank you Urvi Ashok Piramal Foundation, Robert Swan and 2041, Leaps & Bounds, Vigyan Ashram, Pabal, Curiouscity Science Education, Haathi Chaap, TIFR, The Gerry Martin Project TERI – The Energy and Resources Institute, RUR: Are you Reducing, Reusing, Recycling., Reniscience Education, Green the Gap. We hope to have your support in the coming years as our plans for the E-Base expand.
Till then, watch out for our second anniversary E-Base fair on the 24th of November, Sunday where the students will get a opportunity to display their learnings over the last two years! for the students in which they themselves will play the biggest role- that of the teacher!”
Antarctica Calling Contest! Looking for a student from a select list of schools and institutions in India
TERI and TetraPak are hosting a contest to select an outstanding student from Delhi NCR and Pune as the TETRA PAK YOUTH AMBASSADOR for the year 2014-2015. The lucky student would win a once in a lifetime opportunity to accompany Robert Swan on the International Antarctic Expedition 2014 and be a representative of TERI and Tetra Pak at this prestigious forum. The contest is being organized under LEADearthSHIP – a youth initiative started by TERI and Tetra Pak in August 2013. LEADearthSHIP focuses on business and sustainability and aims to be the spring board for future youth leaders in India.
Who can apply?
The contest is open to students enrolled in undergraduate and post graduate programs at recognized universities and institutions in Delhi & NCR and Pune ONLY. Outstanding entries from students taking a break from studies or in their gap year will also be considered.