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“The Power Green Camp 4” Opens for Youth Nationwide Now — Helps “Tackling Pollution Problems, Mitigating Environmental Impacts”

“The Power Green Camp 4” Opens for Youth Nationwide Now — Helps “Tackling Pollution Problems, Mitigating Environmental Impacts”

Mahidol University’s Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies and Banpu Public Company Limited invite 11th grade students majoring in science nationwide to learn and join great activities for environment with “The Power Green Camp 4”, which is now open for applications until end of July. With the concept “Envi-Science: Learning through Actions”, “The Power Green Camp” has turned into its fourth year of implementation.

This year, “The Power Green Camp 4” will be held during 13 -19 October 2009 at the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Nakhon Pathom province. The theme for this year is to help “Tackling Pollution Problems, Mitigating Environmental Impacts.” Throughout the one-week activity, participants will have a chance to attend special lectures and workshops on pollution by well-known environmental science experts and also have hands-on experience at Mahidol University’s advanced environmental science lab. Additionally, they will have an opportunity to join a field trip to environmental learning sites and publicly exhibit their own environmental science projects, and many more.

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

Assistant Professor Sittipong Dilokwanich Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, the organizer of the camp shared his perspective towards “The Power Green Camp 4,” “In the past 3 years, “The Power Green Camp” has produced over 200 young environmental scientists. These youths have participated in sustainably environmental protection through the scientific process by using knowledge and experience from the camp to help systematically solve environmental problems in their own communities. In addition, they have built up an environmental conservation network by environmental knowledge transfer to their families, peers, and communities.”

Ms. Udomlux Olarn, Head of Corporate Affairs, Banpu Public Company Limited, which has been the sole sponsor of “The Power Green Camp” for four consecutive years, is inviting students from around the country to join the camp. “This is the fourth year for the Power Green Camp, which is like an environmental science library that has a lot of knowledge and experience to share with the students. Don’t miss out on this wonderful experience – come and join us!”

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. (attach transcript)
– Write an essay in your own handwriting on “Tackling Pollution Problems, Mitigating Environmental Impacts” and present ideas about how you can help ease the pollution problems in your communities. The essay submitted should be no longer than one A4 page
– Provide documents to certify that the applicant has participated in any contest or science project or any related environmental activities, if any.
– A guardian consent letter

Interested students can send their application form and essay from now until 24 July 2009 to the Research Promotion and Academic Services, Faculty of Environmental Science and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, 999, Phuttamonthon 4 Road, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom 73170, and mark in brackets (The Power Green Camp Application). Application forms can be downloaded at www.powergreencamp.com. For more information, please contact, the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Tel. 0 2441 5000 ext. 2108, 2110 and 1114 or via e-mail: powergreencamp@hotmail.com

The 70 selected students will attend “The Power Green Camp 4” for seven days at the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University’s Salaya Campus, Nakhon Pathom province. There is no charge for participating students.

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