DANJUGAN, PHILIPPINES – The Danjugan Environmental Education Program has rolled out a series of activities perfect for a summer spent indoors. Since March 16, the island has been closed to guests as communities around the world entered quarantine. All camp schedules and island visits are still on hold, complying with the community’s efforts to protect each other.
The DEEP team states, “We miss the island, and we know you do, too. So that we continue to be inspired by nature, while staying at home, we’ve lined up online activities for you and your family. It’s our simple way to give back to you, our community of supporters, especially those who have contributed to Our Future Fund and kept us afloat and cared for Danjugan Island. Thank you, and enjoy summer camp and Earth Day at your home with the following activities for free! (All schedules are in Philippine time).”
Learn about the natural world through this webinar series of 4 sessions conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays (April 21, 23, 28, 30) at 3:00 PM via Zoom. During the sessions, virtual campers of all ages will meet environmentalists and learn from their experiences. Each speaker will share insights on a topic, relating it to how conservation is needed to protect our future.
Topics and Speakers for upcoming sessions:
- April 28 (Tuesday), 3:00-4:00 PM
“Planet vs. Pandemic”
with sustainability professionals Nikki Lizares and Atty. Alex Gamboa
- April 30 (Thursday), 3:00-4:00 PM
“Finding Life on Other Planets”
with Andy “Rocketman” Phillips, PhD in Astronomy and Physics
Next series of sessions will be announced after April 30.
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the DEEP team also hosted a Netflix party with Save Philippine Seas, with a synchronized playback of the episode “Dark Seas” from the groundbreaking docuseries Night on Earth. Scientists, advocates, and seatizens were invited to join the chat on the side and ask questions, share reactions, recall encounters with the magical creatures in the episode, or just watch with in awe.