Students can now increase their environment knowledge and understanding while undertaking conservation activities through Conservation Study Tours – a structured, hands-on learning experience where students can visit biodiversity hot spots across Australia and New Zealand, learning about healthy habitats, how all things are connected in ecosystems, and the importance of maintaining a healthy environmental balance.
In February, the inaugural Conservation Study Tour took place in Adelaide. CVA hosted 14 Chinese international students for a 5-day ecosystems program. The group visited beach, mangrove, wetland, forest and urban ecosystems in and around the city and participated in hands-on conservation activities such as marine debris collection and habitat restoration. Training booklets with lesson plans were provided, designed to enhance each student’s educational experience. The program received a 100% recommendation rate from participating students.
Phil Harrison, CEO of Conservation Volunteers says, “Environmental education provides important opportunities for students to become engaged in real world issues that transcend classroom walls. As a Registered Training Organisation, Conservation Volunteers is uniquely placed to provide environmental training that complements the practical skills developed on our programs. Right now, preparing our students to be good environmental citizens is some of the most important work any of us can do.”
Domestic and international schools, students, members of clubs, associations, groups, and other organisations can all explore a variety of themes through our Conservation Study Tours, tailor-made to meet each group’s particular special interests.
5-14 day Conservation Study Tours are currently available in Adelaide and South East Queensland, Australia and the West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand.
Contact us today to find out more and register your interest at [email protected]
Below: Study Tour Participants clearing marine debris at St Kilda
Participants get up close with wildlife at Cleland Wildlife Park