An environmental awareness field trip was organised as the conclusion of the four-part educational special lecture series by Mysore Grahakara Parishat (MGP) member Vasanthkumar Mysoremath.

Among the topics covered were alternate and renewable energy sources, and conversion of waste into bio-gas.

About 50 D.Ed. trainee teachers of the Government Training Centre for Hearing Impaired and Hellen Keller Training Centre for Visually Impaired were taken to the National Institute of Engineering Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (NIE-CREST) here on Friday for first-hand knowledge and experience on the issue.

There was specific focus on how climate change and global warming affected agricultural production and bio-diversity, in continuation of the earlier lecture sessions conducted for the students.

Mr. Mysoremath explained that these students would be teachers tomorrow. The purpose of the visit was to help them educate children with similar disabilities of the need to conserve natural resources.

Director of NIE-CREST Shamsundar spoke about various alternate and renewable energy sources available.