Mangaluru, Nov 26: Centre for environmental concern (CEC) in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) organized a teacher training workshop on Micro plastic Monitoring Protocol Trial (MMPT). This hybrid (offline cum online) mode of workshop trained and equipped teachers and students to detect the presence of micro plastic in surface waters.
The event began with a virtual welcome address by Dr Livleen K Kahlon, associate director, Environment Education and Awareness Area, TERI. Fr Clifford Sequeira S J, principal of St Aloysius PU College, gave insights on how schools can play an important role in safeguarding the oceans. Following this, the sessions were conducted by associate fellow and research associate of TERI on Marine micro plastics and monitoring protocol and Capacity building on environment monitoring. TERI associates provided each school/college representatives with MMPT kit that included the apparatus required for micro plastic assessing in water bodies. The instructions were given by the TERI associates on the usage of the kit and recording the data.
The students were exposed to the scientific platform of data collection and analysis, sensitizing their minds and developing interpreting skills which is very much essential for a better tomorrow. The workshop concluded with the vote of thanks by Saltanat Kazi, Fellow, Environment Education and Awareness Area, TERI. Teachers from around 45 institutions participated in this workshop.