Over 1000 students visit SEAFDEC/AQD

By Development Communication Section

It was such an exciting day at AQD! A total of 1,346 students who are members of the Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC) toured AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station as part of their National Youth Science, Technology and Environment Summer Camp 2015 on 29 July.

Through a series of film showing where the students also viewed AQD’s institutional video, they learned about the Department’s research and extension activities and other mandates. The students were given tours of the facilities by AQD staff and introduced them to various commodities and its stages of culture from seed production to grow-out. The students also learned about more species – from rescued turtles to a vast shell collection – in FishWorld museum. During their visit, AQD imparted the basic knowledge on aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic biodiversity to the students to pique their interest for science and research.

The PSYSC is a national federation of youth science clubs in the Philippines and is the first and largest science club umbrella organization in Asia with over 70,000 affiliates.

PSYSC students examining an abalone and taking ‘selfies’ with seaweeds
PSYSC students examining an abalone and taking ‘selfies’ with seaweeds
Students exploring AQD’s FishWorld museum
Students exploring AQD’s FishWorld museum
Students learning more on the larval rearing of high-value marine fish
Students learning more on the larval rearing of high-value marine fish
Some of the 1,346 PSYSC members touring AQD
Some of the 1,346 PSYSC members touring AQD

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