BIOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAM PROVIDES A TRAINING OF MAKING HERBARIUM FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NUMBER 110 NORTH BENGKULU

BIOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAM PROVIDES A TRAINING OF MAKING HERBARIUM FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NUMBER 110 NORTH BENGKULU

Environmental-based learning includes the use of the environment such as direct observation of organism objects in the environment or through preservation and preparation of organismal objects as learning materials that are sufficient to support the achievement of optimal competencies and learning objectives, especially in the field of biology. One form of environmental-based learning media is with plant preservation techniques or what is called a herbarium.

Environmental-based learning by utilizing herbarium specimens from the school environment will greatly assist students’ understanding of biology, besides that students will be interested and focused in learning. Through herbarium observations, students can analyze the morphological variations of plants discussed in learning so that the description of a plant taxon can be determined easily and therefore must abandon the memorization method that has been difficult and tedious.

The Biology Education Study Program of the University of Bengkulu FKIP carried out a service activity in the form of a Herbarium Making Training for Teachers and Students of SD Negeri 110 North Bengkulu. This activity aims to improve the knowledge and skills of teachers and students regarding herbarium making. This activity was held on June 18, 2022 in the classroom of SD Negeri 110 Bengkulu Utara, attended by 20 participants.

The resource persons in this service activity were a team of lecturers from the Biology Education Study Program, namely Dewi Jumiarni, M.Si, Dra. Kasrina, M.Si and Irwandi Ansori, M.Sc. This activity also involved Biology Education Study Program students, namely Shiba Ranasuha and Shendy Ayu Marta Vera. In this activity, teachers and students of SD Negeri 110 north Bengkulu were given training and assistance on making wet and dry herbariums. This activity has increased the knowledge and skills of participants in making herbariums. The training participants enthusiastically welcomed the training activities provided and would practice it in schools.

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