The adolescent community spent eight days at the beginning of the school year at their annual Environmental Science and Stewardship Camp in Bali’s Barat National Park with Sierra Silverstone of the Biosphere Foundation.
Students participated in a scientific coral reef survey and snorkeled in the bay and off Menjangan Island. They did a trash clean up of Menjangan Island and later experimented with ways to reuse plastic bags to make fencing. Students volunteered at the local high school and worked with students to learn the art of fruit cutting and Balinese cooking. As part of their work, the adolescents also undertook a four hour rain-forest hike, harvested millet on a Balinese farm, studied the soil, and re-potted forest canopy trees. The students worked and lived together to build community and were able to return with academic and practical lessons that they could use throughout the year.
The video created during the trip can be found at: https://youtu.be/ALV0JuXcAwo
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