April 11th 2012
The Green Revolution Club (GRC) team comprised of 25 enthusiastic students from various fields of study from University Malaysia Terengganu who had organized a two day programme with REACH. They were very eager and keen in lending a hand to help the degregated forest of Cameron Highlands.
2.00 pm- They were greeted with an opening briefing about REACH and the Highlands by Carrol, a true nature lover, who shed light on the ongoing work of REACH to help preserve the beautiful mossy forest as an important water catchment and reduce the illegal land clearing.
3,00 pm - Community Stream Investigation (CSI) was the first activity of the day for these excited young varsity students.
The CSI programme was conducted by our Interns Anna and Hannah, from Georg-August-University Goettingen, Germany,
who were assisted by our home grown volunteers, Kesav, Lithia, Elucia and Kalvis,
with Saras and not forgetting little Ritisha who loves CSI too :)
As always, CSI is highly educational and fun. REACH believes that it is a constant learning curve, gathering new data and finding new species of macro-invertebrates every time this study is conducted.
Towards the end of the activity, there was a Q&A session, held none other than the knowledgeable Dr. Liau who started this programme back in 2004.
The CSI leaders and volunteers from their group, were invited to present their findings and analysis to Dr.Liau.
Dr.Liau's questions were challenging as always. Nevertheless, the UMT students were comfortable with his presence as he had lots of valuable information to share and he always used the simplest examples and common sense so that people grasp it with ease.
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