Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has begun the second round of its ‘Fun & Learn’ educational programme for primary school students at
The QBG programme is set to welcome more than 40 students from various schools across the country to Oxygen Park every Thursday. In addition, as part of the initiative, QBG will host weekly site visits to the QF plant nursery for pre-school and primary schools. The aim of the programme, which will run until the end of March 2018, is to teach participants about plants and the environment.
The QBG programme aims to teach students about plant lifecycles, the importance of plants, the definition of environmental preservation, and the significance of sustainability. QBG has designed five interactive stations, including: the ‘Vertical Agriculture’ activity, which allows students to practice non-traditional planting methods using recycled irrigation pipes; ‘Green Dolls’, where students reuse old planting pots to create garden decorations; ‘Fruit Box’, which teaches students about the plants and fruits of QBG; ‘Treasure Hunt’, where students can learn about Oxygen Park’s plants, elements, and different components of the Qur’anic Botanic Garden, as well as ‘Puzzles and Maze’, which teaches participants about plant life.
During the 2016-17 academic year, QBG worked with more than 30 schools and kindergartens in the ‘Fun & Learn’ programme. The initiative was also able to engage with more than 1,200 students at the sessions provided in Oxygen Park and through school visits to the QF plant nursery.
QBG seeks to promote student and community participation and to raise public awareness of the importance of agriculture in Qatar to support QF’s commitment to sustainable development and environmental responsibility.