The Arbor School is proud to announce the launch of its new Sea School programme, a unique educational experience that combines traditional classroom learning with hands-on, experiential education in marine biology and conservation.
The Sea School programme, which will be available to students in Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 3, provides the opportunity to explore the ocean and learn about the diverse marine life that inhabits it. Through a combination of classroom instruction and field trips to local marine habitats, students will gain a deeper understanding of the ocean and the importance of protecting it.
Through a combination of classroom instruction and field trips to local marine habitats, students will gain a deeper understanding of the ocean and the importance of protecting it
Principal of the Arbor School and Ecologist, Brett Girven, commented: “Place-based learning is about making the walls of a school more permeable – bringing our learners to the world beyond our gates and inviting the world in. Connecting with and learning about ‘this place’ is the foundation of caring for this place, and where better to do that than within the natural world right on our doorstep? I am only jealous that I can’t escape from my office more often to join the Sea School!”
The programme will be led by a team of experienced educators including the Arbor Scientist in Residence – Dr Tiffany Delport a marine biologist, who will provide Arbor students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and protect the ocean.
“Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary is an ecologically significant area,” says Dr Tiffany. “Rich in biodiversity, this beautiful coastal wetland supports over 500 species of marine flora and fauna. Conserving our wetlands is crucial for the survival of the species they support. Sea School is a unique opportunity for students to observe and connect with marine habitats, whilst learning invaluable skills for safeguarding their future.”
The Arbor Sea School programme will also include opportunities for students to participate in hands-on research projects
In addition to classroom instruction, students will participate in field trips to local marine habitats, such as The Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary and other marine protected areas, where they will have the opportunity to study and observe marine life first-hand.
The Arbor Sea School programme will also include opportunities for students to participate in hands-on research projects, such as monitoring water quality and tracking marine animals, as well as opportunities to engage with the local community through conservation and outreach efforts.
The Arbor School is committed to providing students with a high-quality education that emphasises environmental stewardship and sustainability. The Sea School programme is just one example of the school’s commitment to providing students with hands-on, experiential learning opportunities that will inspire them to make a positive impact on the world.
For more information about the Sea School programme, please contact the Head of Marketing and Communications at the Arbor School by email at [email protected].