The Ministry of Education and Higher Education, together with Sasol and Friends of the Environment Centre (FEC), announced the kick-off of the quarter-final and semi-final rounds of the 6th edition of Qatar e-Nature schools contest.
Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest is designed to encourage students discover Qatar’s rich nature, let them learn more about Qatar’s environmental diversity, and highlight the importance of environmental awareness – in a fun and interactive way.
Participating teams will compete to answer questions live to test their knowledge of plants, mammals, insects, reptiles, birds, marine life and nature reserves in Qatar, and based on information available on Qatar e-Nature smartphone application and website, enature.qa.
Nearly 350 students from 113 private and governmental schools across Qatar are competing at the quarter final rounds which started this week, and which will be held until Monday, 18 March. This will be followed by the semi-final rounds on 19-20 March at the Al Markhiya Primary School for Girls. Four finalist teams will compete in the final round next month.
According to Fatima Al Obaidli, Head of Programs and Activities at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar e-Nature schools contest is an engaging platform that enables young participants to showcase their abilities and take an active role in learning about Qatar’s environment.
At the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, we consistently emphasise the effectiveness of technology in developing the skills of young students and enhancing their knowledge. We are pleased to continue our cooperation with Sasol and FEC to deliver this event.’
Each school is participating through a three-member team, with a member each from Primary 4, 5 and 6. At the end of the quarter and semi-final rounds, four teams will qualify for the final round and will be honoured in an award ceremony with special trophies and vouchers worth as much as QAR9,000.
Qatar e-Nature, a leading Sasol social initiative, is the first smartphone application of its kind, highlighting Qatar’s rich environmental diversity and offering detailed information on the country’s flora, birds, insects, mammals, reptiles, marine life and nature reserves. Sasol worked with FEC to develop this application in Arabic and English, with a view to promoting sustainable development by raising the community’s environmental awareness.
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