To mark the World Wetland Day, the Nilgiri Natural History Society organized a conservation education programme in Kotagiri. Over 40 children from three schools participated – Blue Mountain, Hillford and CSI. The day began with an introductory talk by Sumin George of Keystone Foundation, with a focus on hill wetlands of the Nilgiris. He also highlighted the case study of the wetland restoration project initiated by Keystone in 2006 as an example of conservation action with the support of villagers and local school children. The children were taken on a walk to the Happy Valley Restoration Project site. Students also engaged in planting native tree saplings in the Happy Valley.