Students celebrate biology week

The University of the Philippines Ecological Society (Upecs) is celebrating Biology Week Feb. 3 to 7 with the theme “Marine Nation: Preserving our Waters through Marine Education.”

The organization of UP Cebu’s biology students is conducting various activities that highlight the value of marine education.

The weeklong celebration opened with the Upecs exhibit at the Undergraduate Building Lobby.

Everyone is invited to come and experience the treasures of the biology program.

On Feb. 4, Upecs hosted a forum on the marine-related studies of the biology faculty.

On Feb. 6, the organization will hold a seminar on intellectual property rights 9 a.m. to noon at the Interactive Learning Center Audio Visual Room.

This activity is co-organized by the Innovation and Technology Support Office of UP Cebu.

In the afternoon of Feb. 5, the organization will host its annual Inter-High School Quiz Bowl at the Ayala Mall Activity Center.

This event is made possible in cooperation with Ayala Center Cebu.

The organization will also run its first search for Mr. and Miss Upecs to showcase the talents and skills of biology majors.

The celebration ends with a day tour of Alcoy town, southeastern Cebu, a popular tourist and diving destination due to its white-sand beaches and rich marine life.

Upecs is headed by Niña Kathryn Alfeche.

(Press release from the Biology Program)