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The Forgotten Forests:
Adapting the first multilingual STEAM kits to inspire the next generation of paleobotanist in Indonesia

Project Brief

This project aims to introduce and change the perspective of local students about the field of paleobotany in Indonesia. Aiming to inspire them to be involved in this field, this project is developing educational toolkits and raising public awareness of geo-heritage and the importance of paleobotany in the Indonesian context. The primary workshop will be done in Bali for local students in this center of tourism area where fossil wood is widely available for sale, and prepared toolkits will also be donated to relevant museums and STEM teachers from various schools so they can be shared with other students in the future.

Supported by the National Geographic Society, the main was carried out in June 2024, after the team knowledge databases and specimens available from traders around Bali (where expats and interior designers mostly collect these valuable decorations) and finished adapting the toolkit from the US team to Indonesian context. The main toolkit was designed by The Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center at Colorado State University. A webinar was also conducted to spread more about paleobotany in Indonesia, inviting experts from relevant museums and institutions.

Read more about paleobotany in Indonesia here.

The Team

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Puspita Insan Kamil

Social Psychologist,

Project Lead


Hanny Oktariani


Expert Consulltant


Diny Hartiningtias


Content Consultant

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Sri Junantari

STEM Teacher,

Field Assistant

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Sri Apriani

Social Media Expert,




Protecting the World’s Lost and Ancient Forests

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