An island exploration programme in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The Reef-to-Rainforest Island Exploration Programme is an experiential learning opportunity for students 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. Students are encouraged to explore ecosystems touching upon its natural histories as well as the interactions of the people who depend upon them for sustenance.
The field immersion programme has been developed with the understanding that experiential learning on environment and sustainability is not just as an alternate way to widen academic understanding, but a fundamental educational necessity that aids in the development of a healthy spirit of inquiry in children.
Rainforest trek to explore ecological concepts
Shore walk to explore marine creatures
Mangrove walk to understand adaptations in nature
Ocean diving (for non-certified divers) to explore the marine ecosystem
Traditional craft-making with local craftsmen
Interactive visits to monuments and museums of historical and cultural importance
Opportunities for personal expression of learnings from the activities
Accommodation in rustic wooden cottages in an environmental conservation field station
Prices vary depending on group strength, age group, and duration. For institutional enquiries, please provide your information below for a customised itinerary and price or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.