Today (6th Oct. 2014), the President of Aspen International Mountain Foundation (AIMF), Ms. Karinjo DeVore and Ms. Joseland Helen visited the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment. Their visit was mainly to explore the potential of funding in the field of conservation and environment through Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation (BTFEC).
The School for Field Studies (SFS) and the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) signed a renewed MoU on the afternoon of the 29th of September 2014 in New York. Beginning fall 2015, undergraduate students from all across the US will come to UWICE for a semester (3-months) to study Himalayan Ecology and Livelihoods. The MoU was signed by Jim Cramer, the President of the SFS and Nawang Norbu, Director of UWICE.
As the first series of 'Young Scientist Talk', UWICE gave a talk on 'Phenology and Climate Change' to students and teachers of Jakar Higher Secondary School, Bumthang. The talk was organized to provide an insight into impact of climate change on plant and animal lifecycle. More importantly, how younger generation can connect to nature and learn from it.