Biodiversity Fairs

In 2011 ASED organized a series of Biodiversity Fairs in four schools of West Bengal, in South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas districts and Kolkata. These were made possible by a grant from the Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal. Three of the fairs were organized in collaboration with Development Research Communications and Services Centre (DRCSC). ASED also participated in two education fairs called "Harekarakamba organized by DRCSC.


The Biodiversity Fairs included activities like displays on Biodiversity projects by organizations and the participating schools, slide illustrated talk on Biodiversity of West Bengal, interactive games on biodiversity, biodiversity puzzle and brain teasing activities, interactive film show on Biodiversity quiz on biodiversity etc.

Name of School/Institution Date No. of Participants Location
1.Vivekananda Seva Kendra O Sishu Udyan(VSSU) 26/2/2011 404 Ullon, South 24 Parganas
2. Sarengabad J.P Girl's High School 11/3/2011 808 Sarengabad, Kolkata
3. Barasat Anneswan 20/3/2011 150 Barasat, South 24 Parganas
4. Ganipur Sitala High School 30/3/2011 350 Ganipur, South 24 Parganas

The 2008 Biodiversity Fair Showcasing Northern West Bengal was organized by ASED in collaboration with the Forest Department, Himalayan Nature Adventure Foundation, Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC). Twelve educational institutions and ten other organizations participated in the fair. There were stall displays, slide illustrated talks, panel discussion, film shows, nature trail and cultural performances.


For the 2006 fair, ASED, along with the Forest Department, Sunderbans Development Board and NGOs Aranyak, PrakritiSamsad and DRCSC, showcased the rich diversity of plant and animal life through twenty schools and organizations. The fair showcased slide-illustrated talks, a panel discussion, inter-school quiz competition, inter-college debate, interactive games and cultural programmes.