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CLSU Launches Biodiversity Museum to Raise Awareness on Environmental Protection

November 25, 2022 - 08:50 pm

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The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) through the Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM) launched its newly-renovated museum called The ICCEM Museum (TIM) on November 25, 2022, which aims to serve as a platform for an educational campaign on protecting the environment.

The TIM features the biodiversity of the Philippines from ridge to reef. It also showcases green technologies such as phytoremediation and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) technology. Through this museum, students and other stakeholders will become more aware of the ecological and economic significance of biodiversity and likewise of the role of humans in protecting, conserving, and preserving the environment through research and education.

The event was graced by University President Edgar A. Orden, together with Dr. Raul D. Divina, Science City of Muñoz City Administrator, Rev. Fr. Isidro Abaño, Director of University of Santi Tomas (UST) Museum, Ms. Maita Oebanda, UST Museum Collection Management, and Documentation Assistant, and other CLSU officials.

In his welcoming remarks, President Orden applauded the ICCEM team led by Dr. Gella Patria Abella, for coming up with another attraction and facility that will help in strengthening the edu-tourism initiatives of the university.

Meanwhile, Rev. Fr. Abaño encouraged the curators of the TIM to be part of the International Council of Museum for a wider scope network that may lead to possible collaborations in the future. To add more attraction to TIM, The UST Museum also donated specimens as part of showing their support and partnership with CLSU-ICCEM. Moreover, Dr. Abella expressed her gratitude to everyone behind the successful launching of the museum. She also committed and gave assurance that the museum will be a learning hub not only for students but also for the communities around, especially CLSU.

The TIM, which is now open for visitors, is previously known as the CLSU Biodiversity Center. It was renovated through the Commission on Higher Education Development Fund under the project entitled Enhancement of the System for Agriculture and Fisheries Education through the Integration of Green and Remote Sensing Technologies Towards Food Security, Sustainability, Health and Safety of the Environment (SAFE>GRS>FOSHE).

To learn more about the TIM, you may check the Facebook page of ICCEM via this link: https://www.facebook.com/ICCEMCLSU