80 students attend environmental conservation camp

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Eighty high school and university students learned about the environment and marine conservation at a five-day educational camp organized by the Royal Thai Navy.

Rear Adm. Noppadol Suphakorn, commander of Air and Coastal Defense Command, opened the April 22-26 camp at the ACDC’s Rimchol Rawee Club in Sattahip with officials from area sub-district governments.

Students from Burapha University, Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon, the Art College of Salaya Nakhorn Pathom, and Panyapiwat Institute of Management joined pupils from Bangsaen, Sattahip, Navig Yothin, Plutaluang Wittayakhom, Dhammasiri Suksa Sattahip and Lertpunya schools.

Rear Adm. Noppadol Suphakorn visits with the students attending the camp.Rear Adm. Noppadol Suphakorn visits with the students attending the camp.

Studies were split into three topics, focusing on environmental and marine-protection activities, educational broadcasting and volunteer projects.

Navy officials said the camp was intended to raise awareness and interest in marine conservation with the hope those who attended would broadcast the information and lessons to friends and schoolmates.

Noppadol said the Navy also organized the camp to honor HM the Queen, who has an active interest in environmental and conservation issues.