Genesoc to host Genetics Camp 2017

Hosted by THE UPLB GENETICS SOCIETY (GeneSoc) led by Mr. Odilon O. Picaso (Genetics Camp Steering Committee Head), co-organized by Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems which is headed by Director Nathaniel C. Bantayan and co-presented by 2030 Youth Force in the Philippines, Genetics Camp 2017 will be held on March 3 to 5 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, College of Forestry and Natural Resources (UP CFNR).

With the theme “Sustaining the IndiGENEous: Amplifying Forest Genetics for Glocal Climate Change Resiliency,” GeneSoc takes the initiative of bringing together a nationwide pool of young scientists, innovators and climate warriors on the 12th year of Genetics Camp.

Genetics Camp 2017 is certain to empower the youth with contests and activities which are to be openly broadcasted such as the Essay Writing, Poster and Slogan Making, Interschool Quiz Contest, Advocacy Speech, Debate, Search for the Young Geneticist of the Year, Laboratory Activities and a Tree Planting Activity together with Plant-for-the-Planet.

Timely and relevant talks by environmental advocates and scientists at the top of their field should also be expected by the participants. Among the seminars for this year are:

GeneTalk 1: Forest Genetics and the Indigenous Forest Genetic Resources
Dr. Lerma SJ. Maldia (UP CFNR)

GeneTalk 2: Amplifying Forest Genetics for Glocal Climate Change Resiliency
Dr. Enrique L. Tolentino (UP CFNR)

GeneTalk 3: Climate Change and the Glocal Goals for Sustainable Development
Mr. Ludwig O. Federigan (Executive Director, Young Environmental Forum)

GeneTalk 4: Climate-smart Tree Improvement
Dr. Wilfredo Carandang (UP CFNR)

GeneTalk 5 and Capacity Building: The Vital Role of Youth in Achieving the 2030 Agenda
2030 Youth Force in the Philippines

This year’s participants will not only bring home newfound knowledge in forest genetics for they will also make new friends from all over the Philippines. Activities such as the Cultural Night and Amazing Race to the Forest were designed to make sure that the participants from various schools would have fun and work together on completing exciting challenges.

The new and innovative activities for this year’s Genetics Camp are brought to you by Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST – PCAARRD), Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR – ERDB), and Plant-for-the-Planet.

Genetics Camp 2017 would also like to thank Asshulz, Click the City and Pinoy Catalyst for their media coverage.

Should you have any questions and concerns regarding the event, you may reach us through our Invitations Committee Heads:

Michelia Malabrigo
0916 521 550

Freeman Mago
0905 546 7085

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