In an initiative designed to raise environmental awareness in an interactive and engaging way, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment represented by the Public Parks Department (PPD), Sasol, and ORYX GTL announced the launch of ‘Fun Days with Qatar e-Nature’, a series of family entertainment activities in seven public parks in Qatar.
The announcement was made during a press conference at the PPD headquarters, attended by officials from the organisers as well as from representatives of its official telecommunication sponsor, Vodafone Qatar.
Activities and competitions will be held as part of the Fun Days activities over seven Fridays, starting on 8 February and ending on 22 March, 2 pm to 6 pm every Friday.
Seven Fridays, Seven Parks
The activities will be held in Izghawa Park (8 February), Al Shahaniya Park (15 February), Khor Plaza Park (22 February), Celebration Square Park – Al Daayen (1 March), Al Legtaifiya Park (8 March), Al Shamal Park (15 March) and Al Wakrah Public Garden (22 March). Each park will host a fun day so that all areas and communities in Qatar will be covered.
Fun Days with Qatar e-Nature will feature exciting competitions, fun activities, planting, and interactive games, in addition to various sports activitities like Zumba, Karate and kickboxing. Gymmito Fitness Club will also have games for children, Vodafone Qatar will present an augmented reality game to educate children about online safety, and Sasol will host the ‘small steps for healthy habits’ game. ‘This is Qatar‘ will also offer photography workshops for adults.
According to PPD Director Mohammed Al Khoori, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment is working to promote the culture of sustainability and environment protection, and to encourage people, especially the young, to plant trees and increase green spaces. The objective of the Fun Days initiative and Qatar e-Nature in general are in line with these efforts.
Winners in weekly contests, and weekly draws which will be held at the end of each Fun Day, will receive valuable prizes from sponsors. Prizes include mobile phones, cinema tickets, entertainment vouchers, and more.
Jack Saba, General Manager of Public Affairs at Sasol, said that Fun Days with Qatar e-Nature is an extension of the Qatar e-Nature initiative, and part of their commitment to raise environmental awareness and educate people about the rich diversity of Qatar’s nature and the importance of protecting the environment.
Different parks throughout Qatar were selected to directly engage and reach the largest possible audience. We thank the Public Parks Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, ORYX GTL and all the sponsors, for their support and cooperation.’
Questions for the competitions will be based on content that is available free of charge in the Qatar e-Nature website, in Arabic and English. The app contains official information about plants, birds, insects, reptiles, mammals, marine life, and nature reserves in Qatar. It is the first smartphone app of its kind as it sheds light on Qatar’s rich environmental diversity. Sasol cooperated with the Friends of the Environment Center to develop the app to promote environmental awareness and sustainability. The application is available free, from Apple Store, Google Play and Windows Store.
For updates and more information about ‘Fun Days with Qatar e-Nature’, visit enature.qa.