By Dian Hasan | September 20, 2009
Departing 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 Manado, Indonesia, considered by professional divers as the world’s top diving destinations.
Manado is widely considered as one of the world’s premier dive locations. Located on the north coast of Sulawesi, this SCUBA diving Mecca is just a three hour flight from Singapore. Our programme here is designed to teach students to be responsible SCUBA divers and be aware of conservation issues facing marine environments. Students will be learning marine biology for divers inside the “Coral Triangle”; an area of reef systems with one of the richest marine biodiversities on earth. Besides it’s breathtaking underwater scenery, Northern Sulawesi does not disappoint on land either. Sleepy villages lie hidden amongst sprawling padi fields in the foothills of dramatic volcanoes. Students will get a chance to explore the area’s rich culture as well as it’s dynamic geology.
8 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