DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES 2016-17
- World Environment Day Celebrations -2016-Screening of short film on illegal trade of wild animals-3/6/2016
- Inaguration of distribution of butterfly plant to students for culture 9/6/2016
- Invited talk on topic, “‘Biodiversity Of Western Ghats” Dr. Jain J. Therattil,
- Intercollegiate power point presentation competition on the theme “Fight Against Illegal Trafficking Of Wild Animals’’-( 17th june 2016)
- Intercollegiate photography competition on Nature At St. Mary’s-17th june 2016
- Versification competition conducted on 17/6/2016
- Extension -extension class on wildlife conservation and screening of short film on illegal trade of wild life on 17/6/2016
- Honouring of winner of Guinness book of world records -Prof. Francis Joseph, Head Of R&D Department, Holy Grace Academy Of Engineering, Mala was done.
- Organised expert class on Genetic Engineering
- Celebration of World wetland day, 2017- talk on “Wetlands For Disaster Risk Reduction” By C.P Shaji, Former Principal Investigator, Kerala Biodiversity Board, on 2nd February, 2017.
- Photography competition Wetlands 22-2-17
- World Wild Life Day celebrations-17
- Sparrow day celebrations-17
- Expert class on Genetic Engineering
- Initiation of establishment of school butterfly gardens
A HOME FOR THE TENDER WINGS’-SCIENCE POPULARIZATION PROGRAMME OF KSCSTE ORGANIZED BY ST. MARY’S COLLEGE, THRISSUR
- Inauguration of ‘A home for the Tender wings- Indigenous Butterfly Conservation and Habitat Preservation’ Science Popularization Programme of KSCSTE was conducted by Sri BalachandranChullikad on 4th August 2016.
- Butterfly plants culture- More than 1000 butterfly plants like Aristolochiae, Cassia, Citrus, Asclepcia, ornamental palms, Sesbania, Polyalthia, Nerium, Saracaasoka, Ricinus communis, Pongamia, Calotropis, Cinnamomum, Crotalaria retusa, Aegle marmelos, Michelia champaca, Crateva, Albizia, Bambusa, Flacourtia and Hygrophila were cultured in the garden for demonstration and some of these were distributed to institution for popularization.
- ‘Watch and observe butterfly in your garden’This mass initiative Campaign to raise the silhouette of school gardens to butterfly gardens which act as a natural, sustainable resource that offer curricular, social and emotional benefits to pupils. About 600 butterfly plants were distributed to 30 schools to promote establishment of butterfly garden at their institution
- Oath taking- to conserve butterfly habitats 25/10/2016
- Logo release-24/10/2016- logo created with the picture of the southern birdwing held in the palm is a demonstration in itself to conserve butterfly for the future. This logo would be incorporated in all promotion programmes for instant recognition. The logo release was conducted by Smt Jaya IAS, Director of Collegiate Education.
- Shalabolsavam competitions- Competitions including Collage, Water colour Painting, Poster Making, Versification, Short Story Writing, Essay Writing and Pencil Drawing were conducted for the students. These competitions were all based on the concept of conservation of butterflies. They created awareness about the butterflies, their importance in nature, ways of promoting conservation and their importance in food chain.
- Butterfly plants exhibition -31/10/2016 & 1/11/2016- It was also intended to raise public awareness and appreciation of conservation issues therefore a exhibition of butterfly plants was held in the college campus on 31st October 2016.
- Training programme on butterfly gardening- 1/11/2016
- Indigenous Butterfly conservation awareness programme- Inter-collegiate & interschool competitions
- Exhibition and outreach training programme on conservation of indigenous butterflies
Exhibition at Carmel College, Mala
Exhibition at St. Annes School, West Fort
Exhibition at St. Thomas HSS, Mayannur
Exhibition at IXth ward anganwadi of Kolazhy panchayath
- Book on butterfly gardening Shalabodhyana Nirmaanathinu Oru Maargaekha released
- National seminar on Habitat restoration and butterfly conservation- 7&8 February, 2017
DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES 2015-16
EXTENSION CLASS TO STUDENTS OF SACRED HEART SCHOOL ON BUTTERFLY GARDENING 21/8/2015
BUTTERFLY RELEASE FOR FLY A BUTTERFLY PROGRAMME BY THRISSUR DISTRICT COLLECTOR- MS. JAYA IAS ON 1/7/2015
World Environment Day Celebration- 2015
Intercollegiate PowerPoint Presentation Competition on Soil Conservation
Sponsored by KSCSTE
As a part of world environment day celebration- 2015, an Intercollegiate Powerpoint Presentation Competition on Soil conservation, Sponsored by KSCSTE, was organized by the Department of Zoology.
Soil is the crucial factor to life giving system. There can be no life without soil and no soil without life for they have evolved together. Plants are rooted in the soil and obtain nutrients from it. Animals get nutrients from plants or from animals that eat plants. Without good soil we cannot produce enough food and the survival of each organism is affected. It is the
soul of earth and soil conservation is the best way to make sure that we have all the land we need to live in-Protected and life supporting. Erosion is the biggest enemy of soil and protecting soil with grass,plants and mulch is needed. It includes management that safeguard the soil against depletion by natural or man induced factors. It could be checked by afforestation, Controlling overgrazing and changing agicultural practises like crop rotation, strip cropping, use of early maturing varieties, Contour ploughing, terracing and contour bunding, checking shifting cultivation and ploughing the land in right direction.
Students from various colleges participated in the competition.
Safa Hussain Little Flower College, Guruvayoor won first prize, Athira Shaji, Little Flower College won second prize and Chandini Nandilath, St. Mary’s College won third prize.
Soil conservation extension class to Students of St Mary’s School, Chiyaram
Topic soil conservation
DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES 2014-15
Environment day celebrations-5/6/2014
The environment day was celebrated with planting of saplings and distribution of plant saplings to the students. The bhoomithra sena club celebrated the environment day on 5th June 2014. 250 plants were received from the social forestry department as a part of the project of planting one million seeds.
Interdepartmental paper presentation competition-Environmental issues and conservation-9/6/2014
Workshop on digital epidemics
The departments of Zoology and Botany organized a Workshop on digital epidemics in collaboration with ARMC hospital, Thrissur. The sessions of the seminar were
Session I- Modern life style diseases
Session II- Gynecological issues of women
Session III- Gynecological counselling
Resource persons were Dr. Shehana and Dr. Simi Fabien
Aquarium setting competition and fish sale
In the monsoon fest the department of zoology conducted a competition on aquarium setting
Sale of aquarium fish and accessories
The department also organized the sale of aquarium fish and accessories to promote the passion for ornamental fish culture.
Photography competition on Campus Butterflies-25th November 2014
The bhoomithra club and the zoology department conducted a photography competition on butterflies of the campus on 25th November 2014.
National seminar on Know The Plants, Grow The Plants-27&28, November 2014
National seminar on “KNOW THE PLANTS, GROW THE PLANTS” was conducted on 27th and 28th November 2014. It was organized by the Departments of Botany & Zoology.
The western Ghats of India is one among the ecologically richest regions of the world. There is an urgent need for conservation priorities, primarily for the medicinal plants which are facing the maximum stress and are in the verge of extinction. Thrissur district is a part of Western Ghats. It consists of many valuable flora of south India. Many locally present medicinal plants belong to red listed category can be protected by awareness generation and conservation activities. Therefore for the sustainable development and maintenance of national flora by local conservation the seminar was conducted.
Exhibitions of medicinal plants, aquarium fishes and interesting species on earth was held in parallel sessions. The seminar also included the photography exhibition of Butterflies of Kerala.
Shalabha Butterfly Garden-26th November 2014
Colourfull butterflies are ever haunting creatures that invites attention and admiration of everyone. The organisms survives and spreads by formation of innumerable linkages with the abiotic and biotic factors. The web of interconnecting creatures comes into existence for the propagation of life. The Shalabha butterfly garden of St. Mary’s college is an attempt to create this web of life through planting of hundreds of butterfly host plants. The butterfly host plants invites butterflies providing them safe food and shelter amidst the city skyscrapers. The Shalabha butterfly garden was formally inaugurated by Dr. George Mathew, Scientist-emeritus, Department of Forest Entomology on 26th November 2014
Fly A Butterfly- 2015-2016
As new venture to evoke curiosity and passion for conservation of nature a programme ‘Fly A Butterfly’ was formally inaugurated by Project manager, Grotowski institute, Poland and our principal Dr. Sr. Jacintha. This programme aims at conservation of nature through rearing and release of native butterflies.
The fly a butterfly mission is established with an intension to create awareness for conservation of nature and natural resources. All the volunteers can participate in the endeavor of contributing a 1000 butterflies to the Mother nature. All the students and the public can participate in the programme. Those who wish to register and fly a butterfly could contact the Zoology department
Department activities 2013-14
Exhibition on bioscience- 25/9/13
The zoology department conducted an exhibition on bioscience with special emphasis on Physiology and aquarium keeping. The exhibition displayed ornamental fishes, specimens of invertebrate and vertebrates.
The students also conducted Blood group analysis. Blood sampling was the best focus in the exhibition. Awareness of Bombay blood group was also given. A quiz was also conducted. Physiological systems and systems related diseases were explained to students. Immense importance was also given for the field of Yoga and wellness through yoga.
Slide show in honour of Verghese Kurien -28/11/2013
A slide show was conducted in honour of Verghese Kurien (26 November 1921 – 9 September 2012) by the department of Zoology on 28/11/2013. He was a renowned Indian social entrepreneur and is best known as the "Father of the White Revolution", for his 'billion-litre idea'
Ornamental Fish exhibition and sale
Fish sale of the ornamnetal fish cultured in the department was set for sale.
Invited talk- Scope and potential of ornamental fish industry
A talk on the topic Scope and potential of ornamental fish industry was held on 28/2/2014. the seminar was organised by the Department of Zoology and Bhoomithra club. The resource person of the session was Mr. Santhosh, Ornamental fish exporter.
World Sparrow Day celebration
World Sparrow Day is a day celebrated to raise awareness of the House Sparrow. As an indicator of the environmental stress the sparrow population has drastically reduced. on this special ocassion various programmes were held and initiatives undertaken in the college. The programme was flag off by the Principal and sparrow flags were distributed. Followingly a power point presentation was done by the students.
Extension class for St. Mary’s Square Out Reach programme students
An extension Class for students of St Marys Square Out Reach Programme conducted also the students visited the zoology museum and the fish culture unit