Camping Trip to Menjangan National Forest

07 Sep 2017

During the third week of school, the Upper Primary students enjoyed a wonderful four day camping trip to Menjangan National Forest.

 

We had the privilege of having our program guided by Sierra Silverstone who held us spellbound with stories of her experiences while living in Biosphere 2 for two years.

 

The program included informative nature walks, storytelling, group exercises, games, a special trip to Menjangan island for a beach cleanup and snorkel in the coral reef.

 

We enjoyed exploring examples of the various biomes that are here in Bali and learning about the current environmental hazards that threaten their existence.

 

Our students’ enthusiastic energy was put to good use when we worked to remove an invasive species of Linden plant from the the local monsoon rain forest that has threatened its existence.  We were told that there had been only one visiting group that had cleared more Linden plants and they were university students! 

The camping trip was a great community building experience and has set the tone for a wonderful year of exploring and learning.  Our class is will continue to explore Bali’s biomes and ecosystems and demonstrate our learning through dioramas using recycled products!

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