This time we do not present news about tarsiers but something else strongly related to our work here.
One of the major parts of the Tarsius project is conservation education. In May we had great opportunity to lead Summer Science Internship Program for high school students. Thirteen students from Philippine Science High School in Cebu joined our project for twelve days. The major objectives were to teach them how to do the research in the field, educate them more about nature conservation and especially to give them more information about the unique Philippine tarsiers. During the first days we explain them all about the methodology that we used here. They learnt how to use GPS, an especially how to locate the animals using radio receiver, antenna and compass. We also showed them how to record tarsier vocalization. On the following days the students worked in pairs on data collection. One of the tasks for the students was to prepare an educational programs that can be used for elementary and high school students’ education here in the visitors centre in Corella.
I must say that the Summer Science Internship Program was very successful, the students enjoyed the stay and work here and gained much information about the necessity of nature conservation. And finally I’d like to thank to all participant.