The Funday Times Club Members took a brief break on their summer holidays and joined Dilmah Conservation for a day of learning and fun-filled activities, at the MJF Centre, Moratuwa.
The exclusive event, allowed the children to connect with nature as they observed butterflies fluttering in lively motion, and walked through a staggering variety of trees at the Arboretum; inspiring them to grow their own greens, and nurturing them with a sense of love towards the environment.
Children walk through trails of green and engage with nature as they step out from their homes on their summer vacation. The Kids for Nature Open Day, an exclusive event organized for the Funday Times Club Members by Dilmah Conservation, allowed them to explore their environment and learn the many ways through which they could bring back nature into the cities!
The Butterfly Garden at the MJF Centre is an effort by Dilmah Conservation to restore the vanishing habitats of these mesmerising organisms, and provide them an abode that supports the survival of these species in the city environment.
Under the green canopy on nature, created amidst the concrete landing of the cityscape, children get acquainted with the diverse variety of trees and shrubs that wouldn’t be found elsewhere within the city limits at the One Earth Urban Arboretum.
Turning used paper cups into earth filled pots, the children learnt to grow their own greens at the Dilmah Conservation Sustainable Agricultural Research Centre, a demonstrative project that teaches how the limited spaces within the city can be transformed into an organic farm.
Getting acquainted with tools and implements from the past. At the One Earth Heritage Centre, the children learnt how the lifestyle of our ancestors and agricultural practices of yesteryear were in harmony with nature and the environment.