Your students will acquire a range of practical skills, including the logistics of running a safe and successful Projects. They will develop navigational skills through the use of maps, compasses, and GPS. They will improve their communication and leadership skills through team tasks. Your students can even gain our unique vocational BTEC qualification in Projects Management, an internationally-recognised and accredited by Edexcel.
Your activity programme can include bird walks, large mammal and primate spotting, ad-hoc collection of reptiles, and sweep-netting for butterflies, with lots of opportunities to sight endemic wildlife and big game. Your Projects Scientist will explain various survey methods and techniques so your students can learn and carry out worthwhile scientific fieldwork.
Your itinerary can include SCUBA dive training to PADI Open Water (OW) for all your students. Or simply spend a few days snorkeling and swimming
on the coasts of these tropical countries, among coral reefs and stunning marine life. You might catch a glimpse of dolphins, whales, turtles and even dugongs!
As well as learning about the biodiversity of these unique habitats, your students can also gain an understanding and appreciation of the
different cultures of the country. Your students could conduct an environmental education day at local primary schools, giving them the chance to interact with school children, sharing their understanding of environmental problems and learning more about their lives.
Community projects can be completed as an aspect of the project: you could be helping on an elephant deterrent project, water catchment construction, or an environmentally-themed mural for the village. There will be the opportunity to interact with the local communities and school-children through participating in community days and environmental education programmes, or helping to construct local schools, as well as sporting activities such as football games.
Camp life is simple, eating local produce and sleeping under the stars. Base camp conditions are the style of classic 'survival in the jungle' living, using tents, tarpaulins or hammocks. There are always plenty of activities to keep your group busy, with briefings and talks on local culture, flora and fauna. Rest and relaxation can also include football games and other sports with local schools.