Siruthuli, an NGO, is conducting a free summer camp April 19 onwards. A release says the ‘Nature Summer Camp' is to educate children on the need to protect environment. Over 100 students from 20 schools will participate in the week-long programme, which will begin at 8 a.m. at VOC Park.

On the first day – April 19 – the participants visited Siruthuli's tree park, where they will mix soil, segregate see, prepare mother bed, transplant saplings to bag and learn the benefits of native species. On the second ay they will visit Gass Forest Museum, interact with the conservator of forests, collect seeds and understand the importance of trees in maintaining ecological balance.

On the third day they will visit PET bottle recycling unit to know the processes involved therein. The next day the students will go on a tour along River Noyyal banks and also other water sources of Coimbatore. They will en route collect water samples to analyse them for contamination and pollution. They will also learn about pollution.

The release says on the fifth day the students will visit Coimbatore Zoological Park and Conservation Centre, Anaikatty, to understand the importance of bio-diversity, speciality of Western Ghats and relation among man, animal and nature.

The last day will see the students trek at Mangarai Reserved Forest.

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