ISLAND EXPLORER 2023
An island exploration programme in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The Island Explorer Programme is an experiential learning opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the natural history, ecology and culture of the enigmatic Andaman Islands. The programme combines an exploration of the flora and fauna of several ecosystems: the shallow reefs, inter-tidal and littoral zones located at the land-sea interface, and the inland tropical forests that clothe the hilly tracts. Participants are encouraged to explore ecosystems touching upon its natural histories as well as the interactions of the people who depend upon them for sustenance.
These learning journeys would especially be useful for young students interested in disciplines related to green careers, wildlife conservation, environmental engineering, earth-friendly architecture, climate change, natural resource management, and related fields.
Exploration of natural ecosystems – mangroves, rainforests, marine and inter-tidal systems
Traditional craft-making using natural materials
Visits to historical sites, monuments and museums
Opportunities for personal expression of learnings through art and other medium
Shared dormitory accommodation in wooden cottages at ANET field station (separate for male and female participants)
All meals from lunch on April 17th to breakfast on April 22nd
SCUBA Diving (Try Dive for non-certified divers)
Ground transfers from the time of arrival until departure at Port Blair airport including inter-island ferry transportation
All activity costs, entry and parking fees
Group Travel Insurance for all Indian participants