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 Sabah, East Malaysia.
Located in the north-east corner of Borneo, Sabah is the 2nd largest state in Malaysia. It is known as negeri di bawah bayu (the land below the winds) for it’s location below the typhoon belt around the Philippines. Sabah contains the three highest peaks in Malaysia. Besides its fantastic forests and mountains, Sabah also offers some of the best diving in the world. The island of Sipadan, off the east coast, is at the heart of the Indo-Pacific Basin, one of the most bio-diverse marine habitats on the planet. Rare sightings such as hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and eagle rays are common visitors to Sipidan’s rich dive sites.
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