Awareness of elementary school children through visit school and art drawing competition

The eastern coast of North Sumatra is one of the most important wintering locations for some of the shorebirds on the East Asian-Australasian flyway. One of the locations is on the Batubara regency coastline, which is known as an important site for Nordmann's Greenshank (Putra et al. 2021), Great knot, Far-eastern curlew, Asian Dowitcher, curlew sandpiper, Bar-tailed Godwit, and others shorebirds. Limited information on shorebirds migrating in this area, causing threats to birds, such as hunting. Based on our observation, there have been several bird hunting in this location. Our activities aim to socialize the issue of migratory bird protection and provide education to elementary school children (120 students) in the east coast of Batubara Regency (around Gambus Laut Village and Lalang Village). Hopefully, with these initial activities, the young generation on the east coast of Batubara Regency will recognize the importance of migratory shorebirds and then protect them.

The activities include;

- Storytelling “Introduction to migratory birds”.

- Art drawing competition for 120 students.

- Film screening “Migratory Shorebirds in North Sumatra”.


Inderapura 3° 19' 54.9912" N, 99° 27' 54.5184" E
Start date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 11:00
End date: 
Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 19:00