The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, in collaboration with the Friends of the Environment Center, organized an educational trip this morning to Qatar National Museum. The trip was attended by 30 girls from the center’s members. Its purpose was to introduce them to the natural treasures abundant in Qatar, raise awareness about the importance of preserving the Qatari environment, and highlight its rare natural resources.
The trip, overseen by the Public Relations and Communications Department of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, included a lecture titled ‘Water: The Pulse of Life.’ The environmental researcher, Suzan Mohammed Essam, delivered the lecture, which covered the concept of water sustainability. She emphasized that sustainability entails meeting the current water needs of the population without compromising the rights of future generations to use the same resource. This is achieved through efficient water consumption, preserving water sources from pollution, developing current sources, and contributing to the creation of additional permanent sources. The lecture also discussed the state’s projects in the field of seawater desalination.
The environmental expert provided a comprehensive definition of plastic pollution, which is considered one of the most dangerous and significant types of new pollutants threatening water sources worldwide. This impact is reflected in public health and has consequences for the local environment, particularly marine organisms. The lecture covered an explanation of plastic codes and symbols, and the implications of each code on consumer health. It was emphasized that the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has been actively combating this type of pollution for some time, utilizing various methods and modern technologies, as well as conducting extensive awareness campaigns within the local community.
After the lecture, the participating girls took an educational tour of all sections of the museum. During the tour, the girls learned about the Qatari environment, both terrestrial and marine, and the significant biological diversity it encompasses, including various plants, animals, and birds that play a crucial role in maintaining the ecological balance in Qatar. The tour also highlighted ways to preserve this diversity by avoiding harm and refraining from behaviors that pose a threat to the lives of these organisms.