Shangri-La Hotel plants rice
with San Kamphaeng students
The management and staff of the Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai led by the
Committee of Corporate Social Responsibility joined the students of Ban
Ko Saliam in Buak Khang Sub-district of San Kamphaeng in planting rice
and treated them to a special lunch The 60 plus students were joined by
Somsit Khamyon, Vice President of BuakKhang Sub District Council,
teachers and localS. The school encourages students in sustainable
agriculture including raising chickens and fish, and growing vegetables
to contribute to school lunches. The hotel organized the day as part of
the campaign supporting the sufficiency economy as outlined in HM the
Traidhos Farm to hold Open Day for Chiang Mai teachers
The Traidhos Three-Generation Community is
holding an open day at the Traidhos Educational Farm on September 13,
2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and invites local teachers from any
International, Bi-lingual or Thai school or private nursery, teaching
any grade level in any subject area to take part in farm activities
including mudbrick making, planting, composting, soap making, jungle
cooking and bicycling on the chemical free farm. There are also
livestock including goats and buffalo. Interested teachers can contact
Traidhos at [email protected]
Students learn about
watersheds and conservation
Students from the upstream areas of Chiang Mai
took part in a youth camp to learn more about watersheds, water sources and
natural conservation held by AIS and the Department of National Park,
Wildlife and Plant Conservation.
Chiang Mai Mail reporters
AIS joined together with the Department of National Park, Wildlife
and Plant Conservation to organize their 5th annual youth camp “We Love
Water Sources” to introduce students to the importance of watersheds and
One hundred lower secondary students from schools in the area joined in the
Youth Camp to study about the conservation of water sources and the
environment in outside the classroom experience at the Watershed Management
Unit of Pong Khrai in Mae Rim.
Kamolchai Kotcha, Director of Protected Areas Regional Office 16 said that
Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation works as the
primary agency in conservation of forest resources and wildlife, and noted
that watersheds are an important factor in preventing natural disasters and
at risk in climate change. The organization is working to meet the
initiatives of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit that everyone participates in the
conservation of the forests of Thailand. The department recognizes the
importance of maintaining ecological sustainability and so educates children
and youth as well as all sectors of society on the importance of forest
conservation to reduce the severity of natural disasters.
Dulyadej Shinawatra, Assistant Director of the Bureau of Operations of
Advanced Info Service PCL (AIS) Northern Regional said that AIS expanded the
camp to students from schools in the upstream areas to make them aware of
the value of the water they use and campaign to all communities which has
water sources and rivers flowing to realize that those rivers provide water
to downstream communities.
National Science & Technology Fair brings latest technology
to Chiang Mai
The 9th Science & Technology Fair is being held
in Chiang Mai from August 12 to 28, 2014 at the International Convention &
Exhibition Center. Admission is free to the event which has booths on black
holes, dinosaurs and more.
The National Science & Technology Fair 2014 opened at the
International Convention and Exhibition Center on August 12, 2014 and will
run through to August 28, 2014. The Fair features the best and brightest of
Thailand’s science and technology scene and aims to promote science to youth
The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Science and Technology Assoc.
Prof. Dr. Weerapong Pairsuwan was joined by Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Navin
Sintusa-ard and Sakorn Chanapaithoon, Vice President and Acting President of
National Science Museum of Thailand (NSM) in presiding over the opening
ceremony of the Fair. They were joined by presenters Jirayu “Kao”
La-Ongmanee and Chalida “Mint” Vijitvongthong.
The National Science & Technology Fair 2014 exhibits the latest technologies
and scientific discoveries to inspire students and the general public under
the theme “Spark ideas for a better life through Science & Technology”.
The fair is held to honor to HM King Rama IV (King Chormkao) the Father of
Thai Science, and to honor HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej as the father of Thai
Technology and the father of Thai innovation. There will also be
celebrations as this year has been designation by the United Nations as the
“International Year of Crystallography: IYCT” and “International Year of
Family Farming: IYFFX”.
Sakorn Chanapaitoon, Acting Director of the National Science Museum Thailand
(NSM) said that this is the 9t consecutive year the Fair has been held.
There are five countries and over 100 agencies are involved. There are
booths with multimedia learning experiences on the origin of black holes,
the wooly mammoth, a dinosaur skeleton and more.