Coca-Cola Treasure Hunt Allows the Youth to Get a Word in on Bahrain’s Environmental Issues

Published March 25th, 2008 - 11:00 GMT

Coca-Cola Treasure Hunt Allows the Youth to Get a Word in on Bahrain’s Environmental Issues
Organizers of the fifth annual Coca Cola Environmental Treasure Hunt, Eventscom-Bahrain, a leading Events Management consultancy, with the support of the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife (the Commission), are organizing a stimulating and environmentally-educational Youth Workshop, in collaboration with the Crown Prince Training Program for Youth, which falls under the direction of Shaikha Marwa bint Rashed Al-Khalifa.
The Youth Workshop is one of countless supporting activities which aim to reach a diverse range of the general public, preceding the highly anticipated Treasure Hunt event, which is taking place on 25 April 2008, under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Head of the Commission.
 “Following the success of the Spring Camp for kids which engages children on a much younger and less sophisticated level, it was only fitting that we target another key sector of the Bahraini population,” commented Zahraa Taher, Eventscom Founder and CEO.
“Youth often have very profound opinions and ideas on a multitude of issues, and it is important to involve them and give them a sense of responsibility in shaping and affecting the community in which they live—particularly in environmental issues as they can make a tangible and very immediate difference,” Shaikha Marwa bint Rashed Al-Khalifa added.
Participants in the Youth Workshop comprise representatives of the Crown Prince’s Youth Training Programme, whereby teenagers between the ages of 16-17 will be grouped into mixed teams to combat specific ecological problems currently facing the Kingdom. At a briefing session they discussed eight pertinent topics: The Canyon, which discussed whether the natural area located in Sanad should be destroyed or converted into a national park; The Tree of Life, and whether this local treasure is worth preserving; Natural Habitats, such as the desert, the coast, and the sea, and whether our day-to-day lives are at risk through the contamination of these natural resources; Energy consumption, and how we can practically and economically conserve energy; Desertification, and its impact on Bahrain;  Water Pollution; Water Resource Depletion, and the factors that are leading to the diminish supply of fresh water; and Land Pollution, and how increased mechanization, urbanization, pesticides and insecticides affect the environment.
Each team will be required to create a presentation in two separate formats: the first was to be a written document, and the second was to be presented in a format of the team’s choosing, for example: a drama skit, an art form, a recorded music piece, an electronic or digital display, a dance piece, etc.
The second presentation format aims to stretch the teams’ imagination, as well as assess the feasibility of the presented solutions. Both presentation formats will be presented to a judging panel on Saturday 19th April 2008, 10h00 – 14h30 at The Gulf Hotel International Convention Centre, followed by an announcement of the winners in a special ceremony.
The first Treasure Hunt in 2003 promoted road safety and driving ethics. Teams will simultaneously be competing to solve clues, leading them along a pre-determined map route to a wide spectrum of locations, whilst being monitored by Traffic Police to ensure adherence to driving laws and regulations. For more information on participating in the Coca Cola Environmental Treasure Hunt on 25 April 2008, please contact a representative at Eventscom +973-17-226775.

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