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“The Power Green Camp 3” calls for youth nationwide to help “Prevent the Global Warming by Our Hands” during the October school bre

“The Power Green Camp 3” calls for youth nationwide to help “Prevent the Global Warming by Our Hands” during the October school bre

Banpu Public Company Limited in cooperation with Mahidol University’s Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, for the third consecutive year, will organize a youth environmental science camp “The Power Green Camp” during the October school break. “The Power Green Camp 3” is now open for applications from 11th grade students majoring in science nationwide until end of July.

“The Power Green Camp” is an envi-science camp aiming to help and guide young participants to learn more about systematic solution to environmental problems. Based on the “Envi-Science: Learning through Actions” concept, various field activities and theory lectures are organized to ensure that participants, who will become the future of the nation, embrace to their own the responsibility towards sustainable environmental conservation.

This year, “The Power Green Camp 3” will be held during 13 -19 October 2008 at the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Nakhon Pathom province. The theme for this year is to help “Prevent the Global Warming by Our Hands” so as to encourage the participants to learn more about and realize how the global warming seriously affects the environment and human beings. Throughout the one-week activity, participants will have a chance to attend a special lecture and workshops on global warming by environmental experts and also have hands-on experience in Mahidol University’s advanced environmental science lab. Additionally, they will have an opportunity to join a field trip to environmental learning sources and publicly exhibit their own environmental science projects, and many more.

“We have heard everyday from various media sources the news about global warming such as climate change, polar ice cap melting, higher sea water level, deadly cyclones and storms in many places around the world,” said Assistant Professor Sittipong Dilokwanich Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, the organizer of the camp. “These natural disasters are the effects from global warming, caused mainly by human activities. An effective way to help prevent the global warming is to reduce and stop any actions that are directly and indirectly involved with this situation. Educating our young people about the cause and prevention by using environment science will be more or less help reduce global warming we are facing at the moment. This idea, therefore, becomes a concept of The Power Green Camp 3, “Prevent the Global Warming by Our Hands.”

Ms. Udomlux Olarn, Senior Vice President – Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Banpu Public Company Limited, which is the sole sponsor of “The Power Green Camp” for three consecutive years, is inviting students around the country to join the camp so as to help save the world from the global warming. “I encourage all youngsters to spend your free time on the fun-filled and substantial activities with “The Power Green Camp 3” to help prevent the global warming by our hands.”

Interested students should have the following qualifications:
• Be 11th grade students, majoring in science, and with the 10th grade‘s minimum accumulated GPAX of 2.75.
• Write an essay on “Prevent the Global Warming by Our Hands” and presents ideas about how they can help reduce global warming in their communities. The essay submitted should be no longer than one A4 page and must be original, and never been submitted to or won any awards before.
• Provide a document to certify that the applicant has ever participated in any contest or science project or any related environment activities, if any.

Interested students can send their application form and essay now until 25 July 2008 to Student Affairs Unit, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, 999, Phuttamonton 4 Road, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom 73170, and mark in bracket (The Power Green Camp Application). Application form can be downloaded at http://www.en.mahidol.ac.th/powergreen. For more information, please contact, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Tel. 02 441-5000 ext. 1114 or via e-mail: powergreencamp3@yahoo.com

The 70 selected students will attend “The Power Green Camp 3” for seven days at the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University’s Salaya Campus, Nakhon Phatom province with free of charge.

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