In remarks at the event to announce the live contest, Mr. Frahood Al Hajiri, Director, Friends of the Environment Centre said: “The Friends of the Environment Centre is proud to continue its successful partnership with Sasol to bring the Qatar e-Nature application and website to the students of Qatar, we look forward to see students in action as part of the new direction that the Qatar e-Nature schools contest is taking this year. Moreover, with the support of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar e-Nature, has managed to further elevate the awareness about the different aspects of Qatar’s rich nature. We wish all of the prospective participants the best of luck in this year’s edition of the annual contest.”
Within a short time, the application has won a number of prestigious accolades in Qatar and around the region with the support of Dr. Saif Al Hajari, Head of A Flower Each Spring, one of the originators of the concept of Qatar e-Nature, whom in his role has enriched the application with various information about the diversity of wildlife in Qatar.
Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest 2016
Doha, Qatar – Evolving in its third year, the Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest, organized by Sasol and Friends of the Environment Centre (FEC) and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, will take an exciting new direction. Students will be able to compete in a live quiz show-style competition that will crown champions and a winning school. The competition is based on the information provided in the Qatar e-Nature smartphone application and website, in order to increase awareness about the diversity of Qatar’s natural habitat. Today’s announcement was made during a session with teachers at the Friends of the Environment Centre Green Tent in Doha.
The 2016 competition will introduce the new element of a real-time quiz contest in front of a live audience, in which teams answer questions in order to gain points. Winning teams in the early rounds will go on to compete in the finals which will take place in May. New questions added to this year’s contest, which include the newly added nature reserves of Qatar, in addition to the birds, insects, mammals, reptiles and flora categories. Moreover, the Qatar e-Nature application and website have been redesigned, making it more user-friendly and exciting for the participants use.
Commenting on the launch, Rima Abu Khadija, Director, Office of Curricula Standards at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, said: “The Ministry of Education and Higher Education is pleased to again join Sasol and Friends of the Environment Centre on the Qatar e-Nature schools contest. Qatar is the leading Gulf country in the field of education, and also committed to the preservation of natural habitat and the environment. The Qatar e-Nature live quiz contest will allow students to actively learn about Qatar’s beautiful and diverse wildlife; furthermore, it will be the perfect platform that will challenge our young participants to showcase their abilities and further enhance their skills and knowledge.”