NEGROS ORIENTAL, May 4 (PIA) – Some 250 high school students and teachers from four selected public schools here have completed the Climate Science Boot Camp organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Negros Oriental in cooperation with the DOST-Science Education Institute (SEI) that was held on April 17 to 20.

DOST-Negros Oriental Information Officer Sean Adrian Guardiano said the weeklong activity which was anchored on the theme ““Oceans and Climate towards a Resilient Planet” aims to encourage students to pursue science and technology-related careers and instill deep appreciation of science and technology as a way to address environmental and societal issues.

Participants were engaged in different hands-on activities about atmosphere, weather, ocean and marine biodiversity.

Lectures were delivered by scientists, instructors and researchers from the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI) led by Dr. Aletta Yñiguez, DOST-SEI headed by Ruby Cristobal and meteorologists from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-PAGASA).

The topics discussed during the weeklong camp were related to the earth’s atmosphere: weather, hazards and extreme weather conditions, oceanic temperature, circulation, chemistry, marine biology and focused on issues such as ocean warming, rise of sea levels, ocean acidification and the impacts of coral bleaching.

Participants of the camp came from Dauin National High School, RTPM-Dumaguete Science High School, Dumaguete City High School and Zamboanguita Science High School. (ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/With reports from DOST-NegOr PSTC)



written by: Roi Lomotan