28 July – 1 August 2014
SEAFDEC/AQD’s 41st Anniversary, AQD Museum’s Year 21, FishWorld’s Year 14
Rationale of Sci-Art AquaWeek
The SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department advances responsible aquaculture and supports sustainable development in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. SEAFDEC FishWorld is dedicated to science and environment education of the general public—children, adults, students, teachers, researchers, public officials, tourists, local residents, etc.—particularly about aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity, aquaculture and fisheries, and marine conservation.
Sci-Art AquaWeek seeks to build understanding and appreciation among school children and teachers in Panay of the research and development work of SEAFDEC/AQD and the relations between aquatic biodiversity, aquaculture, fisheries, human nutrition, and economic advancement. Such understanding is then expressed through contests with various outputs. Sci-Art AquaWeek 2014 focuses on (1) aquaculture and its importance to food security, and (2) the Philippines being the center of the center of marine biodiversity and how Filipinos should know more about this natural heritage. Five contests are open to all high schools, and four contests to all elementary schools. There is no registration fee.
|Events during Sci-Art AquaWeek|
|28 July||Mon||8am – 5pm||Biodiversity Lab: “Fish diversity around Panay and Guimaras“||HS|
|8am – 5pm||Biodiversity Workshop and Quiz: “The Philippines is the center of mollusk diversity“||HS|
|29 Jul||Tue||8am – 5pm||Painting: “The Philippines is the center of marine biodiversity“||HS|
|1pm – 5pm||Powerpoint Seminar: “Aquaculture versus fisheries“||HS|
|30 Jul||Wed||8am – 12nn||Bring, Show and Tell (by teachers): “Farmed seafood for good health“||ES|
|2pm – 5pm||Nutrition and Aquaculture Quiz||ES|
|31 Jul||Thu||8am – 12nn||Write and Draw a Booklet: “Paglaki ko, I want to be a fish farmer“||ES|
|1pm – 5pm||Aquarium Quiz: “Lantawa!“||ES|
|1 Aug||Fri||8am – 12nn||Seafood Skills Olympics: “Preparing and serving sutokil“||HS|
|12nn||Anniversary lunch: FishWorld is 14!|
|4pm – 5pm||Award Ceremony (for winners and coaches)||HS, ES|
Invitations to Principals, descriptions of the contests, and Participation Forms are available from FishWorld, phone (33)-315-5665 and 0921-559-0824, and on the website www.seafdec.org.ph/2014/aquaweek2014. Sample quizzes and other information materials may also be downloaded.
In keeping with 19 years’ practice, invitation letters and descriptions of contests are sent to the Principals of about 50 schools in Iloilo and Guimaras when classes start in June. Principals choose contestants and coaches as soon as possible. Students, pupils, teachers, and parents work together and do background research, collect specimens, practice drawing and presenting, and make all related preparations for the competitions in July. Principals fill in the Participation Forms with the contestants’ and coaches’ correct names and submit the forms to SEAFDEC FishWorld, 5021 Tigbauan, Iloilo, or fax them to (33)-511-8709 as soon as possible before Friday, 25 July 2014. The FishWorld staff needs lead time to prepare Certificates of Participation, other materials, and logistics.
For information materials, description of contest and participation forms, click to download the following:
Invitation ES principals
Invitation HS principals
Participation form ES
Participation form HS
Sci-Art Contests for Elementary Schools
Sci-Art Contests for High Schools
Biodiversity Lab Report, Table of Fish Species
Biodiversity Workshop Table of Mollusk Species
Fundamentals of Aquaculture
Sample Aquarium Quiz
Sample Nutrition Quiz
Sample Placement of species in aquaria