Kathmandu, Nepal - WWF Nepal introduced Asia’s biggest wildlife quiz, Wild Wisdom Quiz (WWQ), in Nepal on the occasion of World Environment Day 2017.
Began in 2008 by WWF India, the aim of WWQ is to reach out to the school children and enhance their knowledge on issues pertaining to biodiversity conservation. Completing a decade now, WWQ has seen participation of more that 30,000 students from over 500 schools in India.
“WWF Nepal has always prioritized environment consciousness for young people through various platforms. WWQ is one of the mediums to reach out to young minds and inspire environment conservation through a fun-filled and interactive learning experience,” stated Shikha Gurung, Campaigns and Education Officer of WWF Nepal.
In Nepal, WWQ will be carried out under WWF Nepal’s The Generation Green campaign in the lower secondary level (Classes 6, 7 and 8) of around 100 schools within Kathmandu valley. This will further extend to higher secondary (classes 9-12) and primary (classes 3-5) levels in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
WWQ will take place in two stages. In the first stage, the registered schools will select their quizzing teams through an intra-school quiz. The second stage will comprise an inter-school competition to arrive at the winning school team which will compete in the final event in New Delhi, India in October with the pioneer of Indian quizzing, Mr. Siddhartha Basu.
The theme for this year’s WWQ is Maze of the Natural World. The theme is centered on the current trajectory of environmental challenges and solutions to address them.