Organization: INTI International College Penang, Malaysia
Project Title: Penang Seagrass Project
To encourage field education.
Create awareness about coastal ecosystem among general public
To publish “EPLC-Seagrass guide book” and brochure to document the flora and fauna of Penang Seagrass Bed.
To encourage volunteerism among local communities in environmental projects.
Duration: 2016/10/01 – 2017/06/30
Location / Area: Country : Malaysia City : George Town, Penang State
Target Group, Beneficiareis:
* 255 students & teachers :15 field trips for different education institution
* 7250 participants & visitors: 10 major exhibitions/talks
* 40 Students of INTI International College and Jit Sin High School: 2 seagrass action committee team were set up in each school to encourage volunteerism among teenagers.
* General Public in Malaysia: 1000 copies of “EPLC-Seagrass guidebook” 3 newspaper publications, 2 magazine write-up, 1 radio interview session, frequent Facebook albums/articles and 6 YouTube videos
- To encourage field education
2nd Oct 2016 General Public, 12 adults 9 kids
3rd Oct 2016 Teacher from Tzu Chi Kindergarten, 15 teachers
17th Oct 2016 Students from INTI International College Penang, 13 students
28th Oct 2016 Waldolf School, 8 teachers, 10 students
29th Oct 2016 General Public, 11 adults, 9 kids
13th Dec 2016 Students from INTI International College Penang, 11 students.
9th Feb 2017 General Public, 11 adults, 6 kids
13th Feb 2017 Students from Jit Sin Highschool, 16 students
11th March 2017 General Public, 9 adults, 8 kids
12th March 2017 General Public, 11 adults, 7 kids
14th March 2017: Students from Cambridge A-level, 25 students
16th March 2017: Students from Cambridge A-level, 16 students
26th May 2017: General Public, 11 Adults 9 kids
22nd June 2017: Waldolf School, 10 Parents/teachers, 8 students
23rd June 2017: Jit Sin Independence High School, 3 teachers, 7 students.
- News Paper Publication
News Paper Publication
Kwong Wah Daily on 19th Apr 2016 – Featuring our activity on Penang Seagrass Bed
Guang Ming Daily on 21st Oct 2016 - Featuring our field trip on 17th Oct 2016 where students’opinion about EPLC-Penang seagrass project were recorded and published
China Press on 19th June 2017 – Featuring our activity at Pulau Gazumbo
- Radio: Melody FM (https://www.facebook.com/MELODYFM1030/)
Talk about Penang Seagrass Project by our volunteer with DJ Shimida
- Online Publication
Penang seagrass project Facebook page
Mapping of the project site – Pulau Gazumbo using drone.
Online article after joining our EPLC activities.
Photo sharing and article by “Two sisters DeuxSoeurs”, a local artist.
Video taken during our expedition to middle bank seagrass bed.
Youtube video uploaded by our volunteer, Tan Li Ying.
Facebook sharing by Jit Sin High School teacher after exploring seagrass bed.
Drawing by ‘Xiao Rou’, a young artist about the Penang’s seagrass bed.
Ms Choong Pai Chee shared a photography album on 2nd Oct 2016
Ms Carmen Teow shared a photography album on 29th Oct 2016
Ms Wong Siew Wei shared a photography album on 5th Dec 2016
Mr Ooi Ban Lee shared aerial view of the Seagrass Bed using APM autopilot
Ms Ooi Li Fong shared 2 photography albums on 12th March 2017:
Ms Tan Bee Hong shared 3 albums on 12th March 2017:
Ms Phoebe Oon shared 16 photos and 4 videos on 23rd June 2017
Ms Ng Chong San shared 20 photos on 26th May 2017
Ms Cherry Ong Ho Ying shared a fantastic video about our seagrass expedition and microscopic workshop.
- Create awareness about coastal ecosystem among general public 10 major
exhibitions & talks will be conducted until 10th Sept 2017, which involve at least 7250 visitors/participants.
21st Feb 2017 Exhibition at INTI College Day 1 (≈150 visitors)
22nd Feb 2017 Exhibition at INTI College Day 2 (≈150 visitors)
11th Mar 2017 Exhibition & Talk at Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM, 25 visitors)
12th Mar, Mr Ng Hong Jing conducted 1 hour seagrass talk at Cherry Art Studio (25 audience)
25th Mar 2017 Exhibition at 1st Avenue in conjunction with WWF Earth Hour Celebration.
25th Apr, Mr Ng Hong Jing conducted 1 hour talk about seagrass at Jit Sin National high school
(age17, 600 audience)
19th June – 23rd June 2017 Seagrass-Eco week at Jit Sin Independent High School (≈2500 students)
5th Aug 2017 Walk & Talk Nature Series: Penang’s Seagrass Bed & Mangroves
(estimate 800 visitors)
9-10th Sept 2017 Exhibition + Talk + Launching of “EPLC-Seagrass guide book” on Penang
International Green Carnival 2017 (extimate 2000 visitors to our exhibition,
- Media coverage:
Walk & Talk Nature Series: Penang’s Seagrass Bed & Mangroves
o Venue: http://tropicalspicegarden.com/
o Event promotion: https://www.facebook.com/events/283006495495866/
o YouTube video: https://youtu.be/BmQ_wSjS1I0
Exhibition + Talk + Launching of “EPLC-Seagrass guide book” on Penang International Green
o Venue: http://www.setiaspice.com/arena.aspx
o Event promotion: http://pgigc.com.my/2017/
Objective 3: To publish “EPLC-Seagrass guide book”
23rd May 2017: Discussion with publisher on the printing cost. Will be receiving the official
quotation by next month.
27th May 2017: Discussion with editor of EPLC-seagrass guide book on design and format of the
6th June 2017: Penang seagrass project received endorsement from Penang Green Council
(Penang State Government) for the book printing.
20th June 2017: The printing cost for 1000 copies will be USD 900. The book will be send for
printing in early August, and will be launched on 9th Sept 2017, in conjunction with Penang
International Green Carnival 2017.
Objective 4: To encourage volunteerism
13th Dec 2016, Mr Ng Hong Jing conducted a 4 hours training session (seagrass microscopic
workshop) with volunteers and students from INTI International College Penang, most of them
are now the steering committee for Penang Seagrass Project.
13th Feb 2017, Mr Heng Wei Khang, PhD candidate of Malaya University, was invited by
Penang Seagrass Project to give a 1 hour sharing of biogeography of seagrass.
13th Feb 2017, Mr Ng Hong Jing conducted another 4 hours microscopic workshop for
participants from Jit Sin high school
A seagrass action team (steering committee team A) was set up at INTI International College
Penang (in charge of 21st – 22nd Feb 2016 Seagrass Exhibition and WWF event on 25th March)
A seagrass action team (steering committee team B) was set up at Jit Sin Independent High
School (in charge of 19th June – 23rd June 2017
Suggestions and Recommendations
Penang Seagrass Project received very good feedback from local community and partner from education
industry. Teachers and students who attended our field trip are inspired to apply more field learning to
Penang Seagrass Project will continue carrying out our project after completion of EPLC 10th fellow
tenure. We are currently looking into funding from Penang State Government (Penang Green Council)
and other institution.
Besides, better awareness and understanding of seagrass bed help local community to monitor the
government policy more effectively especially in terms of land reclamation.
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