Imparting eco-values in young minds ~ Karak, Malaysia

By Dian Hasan | September 20, 2009

Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation CentreDeparting from the adage “teach them young and they shall remember”, one Singapore-based organization – Eco Field Trips (EFT) – brings school kids closer top nature for a most rewarding “out-of-classroom” learning experience. Their programs span the Asia Pacific region, ranging from Turtle Conservation to understanding Agricultural Societies and their Organic way of life. Here’s a look at their program in Karak, Malaysia.

Karak is situated in the foothills of Malaysia’s most prominent mountain range, the Titiwangsa, approximately one and a half hours by coach from Kuala Lumpur. This programme is designed to be an outdoor adventure experience in a remote and captivating setting. The trip is ideal for Duke of Edinburgh or NYAA certification as students will be navigating their way around the forest, pitching their own camps and cooking for themselves. A fieldtrip to Karak will promote self sufficiency and independence, as well as team building and problem solving. Groups will get an unrivalled chance to explore the rainforest ecosystem as they spend their nights under the stars in the dense forest. A trip to a nearby Orang Asli (Indigenous Tribe) native village is another highlight and will allow students a snapshot of Malaysia’s cultural heritage. Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is a fascinating conservation project which is also visited on this fieldtrip.

4 day trip

Eco Field Trips promotes EDUCATIONAL OUTDOOR ADVENTURE, for students ages 11 and 18 with a choice of different programs:

  • In-depth GCSE Biology and Geography fieldwork
  • Focus on Environmental Education, Conservation, Biology & Marine Ecology
  • A Level coursework
  • International Baccalaureate standard trips
  • Undergraduate research programmes
  • SCUBA Diving courses
  • Marine Biology for divers
  • GAP Year placements

Source: Eco Field Trips

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