Penanaman Karakter Cinta Lingkungan(PAK CILIK) is an activity to promote environment appreciation which is organized by Student Communication Forum of Forest Management students (FORKOMMADIKA). This annual activity has been running within the last three years since 2014. This activity aims at educating elementary students about the importance of environmet as well as at celebrating Earth Day on 22nd April.
Sunday, 23 April 2017, FORKOMMADIKA held PAK CILIK with theme “Dream on Right Action (DORA)”. Participants of this activity were 100 elementary students from various elementary schools (SD) in Yogyakarta, such as SDN Giwangan, SDN Terbansari, SDN Mendungan and else. Included in this activity were education about environment and forest exploration at Hutan Pendidikan Wanagama I, Gunungkidul.
During forest exploration activity, participants were required to stop at several meeting points where they experience environmental education through playful games. As an example, the meeting point representing water filtration. At this meeting point, participants were taught how to make simple water filtration plant by using environmental friendly materials, such as charcoal, cotton, coconut husk, gravel and sand. Generally, to use this water filtration tool is very easy. Users are required to pour the water to the filter and place a bucket under the filter to gather the clean water. However, to make this activity more playful the committee presented it into a game. Meanwhile, the other meeting points represent 3R (reuse, reduce, recycle), animal lovers, Mapalga, disaster simulation, treasure hunt and drawing hopes. (ty)