Reinforcement of Ideas
Along with the dissemination drive and float activities, the Nature Series team provided schools with resources to reinforce learnings from the documentary in both English and Urdu. These included:
- Two picture books namely, “The Wild Indus” and “The Wild North”.
- USBs and DVDs with a copy of the documentary so schools and students could continue viewings on their own when they desired.
- Worksheets were provided to primary and pre-primary schools.
- All resources were provided in English and Urdu.
TDF Team Screenings
TDF approached multiple educational institutions to screen Nature Series as a visual case study.
Major Schools/Colleges and Offices covered in Karachi
- TCF Schools (19 campuses)
- Beaconhouse—PECHS Campus
- Beaconhouse—Johar Campus
- Beaconhouse—Gulshan Campus
- APWA School (3 campuses)
- The Smart School (2 campuses)
- Lyceum School
- Cedar College
- Karachi Grammar School—Middle School
- Karachi Grammar School—Junior School
- Mama Parsi School
- Lady Marium Adamjee School
- Khatoon E Pakistan
- Civilizations School
- Bay View High School
- Cordoba School (A-Levels)
- Alpha College
- Army Public School—Faisal
- Charter for compassion (5 campuses)
- Ayesha Bawany School (Inter)
- Ayesha Bawany School (O&A-Levels)
- Karachi American School (Middle Section)
- Marium Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (MDSVAD)
- Origins School
- Dawood Public School
- Nielsen Pakistan
- Artistic Milliners
- Nafeesa Institute—Kiran Foundation
Major Collaborations with Schools in Karachi
- TDF partnered with the Catholic Board of Education in Karachi and conducted guidance sessions for teachers to conduct the documentary viewing session on TDF’s behalf.
- Mangroves—Custodians of the Coast was screened at different campuses of the Beaconhouse School System across Sindh.
- TDF collaborated with The Citizens Foundation (TCF) to discuss the importance of mangroves and screen Mangroves—Custodians of the Coast across the province.
Public Events and Exhibitions
- Mangroves—Custodians of the Coast was screened at Pursukoon Karachi, extending its reach to approximately 800 students in two days.
TDF Nature Series team invited bloggers from different social media platforms to officially launch TDF Nature Series campaign and spread the word.
Making a Difference
- Schools in Punjab and Sindh are taking initiatives such as tree plantation and cleaning drives.
- In collaboration with Engro, TDF is planning to arrange free mangrove plantation drives.
- TDF distributed plants and conducted a plantation drive with students in Daharki.
- Schools are taking more interest in environmental issues.
- Schools have approached TDF to conduct more documentary viewing sessions.
- TDF Nature Series was featured in the Karachi Biennale.
After watching Mangroves—Custodians of the Coast, which was screened at Beaconhouse school in Karachi, three girls came up to a TDF representative and expressed their interest in making a difference to help conserve nature.
They were inspired by the images in the documentaries that revealed the importance of the mangroves.
This also led to the first-ever internship program of TDF’s Nature Series, where volunteers, including the three girls, helped TDF at different festivals to raise awareness about Pakistan’s ecosystem and its natural habitats.