Parents who are mostly alumni of a former convent school are bringing their children back to their alma mater, this time to learn that soil, land, or earth is not dirty, but a source of life and food.
As early as two and a half years old, Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary (MES) at Campo Sioco, Baguio City teaches toddlers to learn appreciating nature and its importance as a source of life by showing them, among other ways, how the food they eat grow from the soil and reach their dining table. Through the Sunbeams Daycare, Maryknoll offers the Early Earth Learning Program to toddlers aged two and a half to four and a half years old, where aside from reading, writing, and numeracy, kids are introduced to ecology through practical life skills and gardening.
Here are some photos from the opening of the exhibit “What do Photographs Tell us about Baguio’s past”. The public is invited to view the exhibit that shows old pictures as valuable sources of information. The exhibit runs until August 27, 2016.
Opening prayer – Vicky Macay, Ibaloy elder from Loakan
Program at the MES auditorium
Musical performance by (from left) Gleemore Mackie, Babbab Carantes, Jet Carantes, Bobby Carantes, Chance Carantes
Welcome Message - Sister Nora Maulawin, M.M., Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary
About the NCCA - Ma. Elena Catajan, Executive Member, National Committee of Arts and Galleries, National Commission for Culture & the Arts (NCCA)
On BAGUIO PHOTOGRAPHS AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH, June Prill-Brett, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of the Philippines Baguio
About the Exhibition - Erlyn Ruth Alcantara, exhibit curator, What Photographs Tell Us About Baguio’s Past
RIBBON CUTTING 1
RIBBON CUTTING 2 – From left: Erlyn Ruth Alcantara, Malen Catajan, Vicky Macay, June Prill-Brett, Sr. Nora Maulawin
Due to their contributions in helping solve garbage problem in their respective areas, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Cordillera honored various groups during the first Cordillera Environment Summit last week.
Ten groups and three individuals from the Cordillera were honored for their innovative and practical ways in solid waste management during the summit with the theme, “Fostering shared responsibility in integrated waste management.”