The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment organized the Children's Day event as of 2018 under the slogan: “Love Wildlife, Love the Sea, Love Animals, and Love Marine Animals.” The event aims to implant a loving environment mind into youths and to attract children to come and learn about the environment and natural resource conservation through fun and technology-oriented activities which are suitable for youth in the digital era. The event was held on January 13 and MNRE gave gifts to the children over 40,000 items. In the company of MNRE’s senior executives and officials, General Surasak Kanjanarat, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, handed out gifts to the children and led them to join the activities on the Activity Hall at Dusit Zoo, Bangkok.
Since the government has realized the importance of children who are the future of the nation, General Prayut Chayo Ocha, the Prime Minister has announced the slogan for Children's Day 2018: “Clever, Cautious, and Use Technology Wisely.” Having affirmed the importance of children, MNRE managed to organize the Children’s Day 2018 Event in order to bring happiness to children as well as to educate children about national resources and environment under the slogan: “Love Wildlife, Love the Sea, Love Animals, and Love Marine Animals.”
In terms of activities, all departments under MNRE applied the royal initiative of His Majesty the King Rama IX and X regarding natural resources and environment to the theme of each activity. These activities included getting to know favorite trees of King Rama X, learning to plant forests into the people’s mind, learning about lives of wildlife and rare and endangered marine animals, learning how to transplant trees and orchids, building volunteer spirit by segregating trash, playing games to win free vouchers to stay at national parks’ villas for free, digging holes to find fossils, exhibiting animated dinosaur models, performing mini-concerts by guest artists and the “Wild Tiger, Tiger King, White Shark” team, and taking photos with the Thai natural resources guardians (the “Wild Tiger, Tiger King, White Shark” team). Besides, it was free for all children to both join the event and enter the zoo all day.