• Location
    Pulau Perhentian Kecil
  • Status

The Problem

The beautiful Perhentian Islands are situated in a marine park in the North of Malaysia. The islands are a popular tourism destination and are famous for snorkeling and diving. Marine life however is endangered due to several reasons: inappropriate snorkel behaviour is one of them. All students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulau Perhentian are daily exposed to tourism on one hand and to marine life on the other. Most of them have been told about the threats marine life is facing, but they don't know exactly why and how. They chose 'eco-snorkeling' as their next project to become heroes and save their sea. Being the facilitators of this project, our wish is for the students to understand why and how marine life around the islands is threatened. Second we wish for them to feel (more) responsible for the ocean's health and we wish for them to share their knowledge and skills. They will remember their Roots & Shoots classes and become eco-snorkel guides, members of the marine park or simply a friendly 'local' who advises his or her peers on how to be eco-friendly.

Our Plan

Brainstorm sessions, arts and crafts hours, games and mini snorkel tours: this eco-snorkel project is all about learning in an adventurous way. Inquiry-based learning provides an opportunity for the students to discover for themselves what this project is about. As their teachers, we will provide them with guidelines and basic knowledge. Learning about what lives in the ocean, what threats marine life is facing and how to safe it will be brought into practise by snorkel sessions. A special snorkel training will be provided to teach the students about how to snorkel in a way that does not harm the environment. Once they become junior snorkel 'professionals', they will share their knowledge and skills.

Themes Addressed

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    Clean Water
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The Benefit

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