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Overview


  • 'Coral For Life’ is an initiative created to form appreciation and awareness for life under the sea, in particular coral life
  • Students experience coral in their natural environment while snorkelling
  • Over 2 days, students learn about the role coral plays within the environment and coral mapping, as well as learning about other marine life and fish sizing techniques
  • Qualified and trained guides point out the differences between healthy and damaged coral
  • Students collect broken coral for the purpose of re-planting - giving back life to the reef, and treated corals are placed in their new homes until a time when environmental conditions are most suitable for re-planting
  • The final afternoon is spent on a beach cleanup program called PROJECT AWARE – the perfect way to finish the day to see first-hand what impact rubbish has on our environment and what we can do to help keep our oceans clean
  • This experiential learning project addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goals

THE PROBLEM

Coral reefs are key to marine biodiversity. A healthy coral reef supports an incredible amount of flora and fauna. Some coral reefs in Malaysia and neighbouring countries have been badly damaged through decades of fish bombing, a damaging fishing technique.

THE SOLUTION

Our Coral Reef Conservation Program “Coral For Life” is a conservation awareness project in Borneo to educate and inspire the younger generation to understand the benefits of preserving coral reefs. Knowledge is needed to address the environmental issues affecting our marine ecosystems and the experiential learning project is a unique education opportunity for students of various ages. During the program, students learn about the role coral plays within the environment and have a chance to see coral in their natural environment, while snorkelling or scuba diving.

THE IMPACT

>Our awareness program not only educates students on the importance of preserving and restoring the coral reefs, but with every awareness program conducted, a number of corals are re-planted and will hopefully aid in reversing their rapid decline.

>A healthy coral reef supports an incredible amount of flora and fauna, which depend upon its existence. Their survival is directly related to the health of the coral and they will deteriorate at the same rate. Preserving coral reefs will have a direct positive impact on the organisms living within the reef.

>With knowledge gained from this 3-day program, students can help to spread awareness towards more people and inspire a continuous passion to preserve all coral reefs in their local environment and places they visit.

>Our Coral Reef Conservation Program in Borneo will consistently and continuously promote the restoration and preservation of coral reefs, so future generations can also benefit and enjoy the charm of the coral reefs.

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Addressing:


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Life Below Water:  Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Climate Action:  Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.
CARBON NEUTRAL
World Expeditions Schools absorbs the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions. This is our commitment to being part of the solution to climate crises.


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Expeditions Schools is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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