Training for Focal Teachers and Principals on Phenology Observation
A week-long training on phenology observation is underway in Samdrup Jongkhar. In total, 24 participants including principals and focal teachers of schools are participating the training. The training has been conducted as a part of capacity development for schools piloted for the phenology project. During the training session, participants will be trained on phenology observation, recording, and web based reporting system.
Also, participants will be introduced to tools and guidelines available for climate monitoring system, including the operation and maintenance of weather station. Back in the schools, the focal teachers will train the nature club students on plant phenophase observation, recording and reporting protocols. Starting from February 2014, the nature club member of schools will observe, record and submit phenophase observation as per the observation protocols or guidelines developed by UWICE.
UWICE in collaboration with Department of School Education, MoE, has initiated the project to study the impact of climate change on biodiversity and society. In addition, the phenology network will serve as a common platform for sharing information on climate change and its impact among scientists, researchers, educationist and citizens. Henceforth, such training will be a yearly event. The project is funded by US based Karuna Foundation through Bhutan Foundation.