SREE AYYAPPA COLLEGE, ERAMALLIKKARA

(Govt. Aided College Affiliated to the University of Kerala)

Accredited by NAAC with B Grade

Nature Club Nature Club

Nature Club "POONKAVANAM"

Poonkavanam Nature Club was set up to create among the students the awareness about the importance of protecting our nature & environment. The club enlists student participation in maintaining a clean and healthy campus by planting more trees, holding seminars on topics related to current environmental problems and to conduct study tours to eco-tourism centers.

Our college is registered to World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) an international non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of environment. Every year around 50 students become members of WWF India by contributing funds towards the vital conservation work for a healthy planet.

The activities under this club include:
  • Motivate the students to keep their surroundings greenand clean by undertaking plantation of trees.
  • Observing environmentally important days like World Ozone day, World Forestry Day, World water day, World Environment Day etc by displaying banners.
  • Motivate students to imbibe habits and life style for minimum waste generation, sourceseparation of waste and disposing the waste to the nearest storage point.
  • Sensitize the students to minimize the use of plastic bags, not to throw them in publicplaces as they choke drains and sewers, cause water logging and provide breeding ground for mosquitoes.
  • Organize tree plantation programmes, awareness programmes such as Quiz, Essay, Poster competitions regarding various environmental issues .
  • Organize Nature Trail in Wild Life Sanctuaries/Parks/Forest areas to know about the Bio-diversity.

The club, which has about 150 student members, strives to develop love of nature and adventure and to instill awareness of the environment in the college community. The recent activities of the club include planting and nurturing of about trees and medicinal plants on the campus, labeling of plants etc. The club has also arranged a nature camp and a trip to Wildlife Sanctuary and other places of interest to students.

Smt Jisha Nair B J, Dept. of Computer Science, is the Co-ordinator 2009-10.