COMMUNICATING NATURE TO YOU

Module 1: Marine Ecotourism

marine eco

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Type: 1-day field trip

Through this module students will obtain real marine ecotourism experience and examine links between people-people and people-environment to have enhanced understanding of marine ecotourism, responsible tourism, and enabled sustainable consumer behavior to bring positive change to coast and marine environments.

 

Activities

  • Seaweed farming - visit to seaweed farms and interaction with the farmers
  • Mangrove replanting - mangrove forest exploration and participate in mangrove replanting as an ecological restoration effort

Inclusions: boat service (Denpasar-Penida return), transportation within the islands, lunch, water refill, learning materials & equipments, and facilitator. Participants are encouraged to have their own life and/or health insurance and bring their own water bottle.

Module 2: MPA Establishment & Management

MPA mgmt

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Type: 1-day field trip

This introduction to principles and practices in Marine Protected Areas (MPA) establishment and management towards nature (marine) conservation and/or fisheries management is made to make participants to understand what constitute the establishment process of the MPA, its current management in brief, including its potentials/challenges and to be able to discuss the links between MPA and nature conservation and/or fisheries management, as well as poverty reduction.

 

Activities

  • Nusa Penida MPA Management Office visit - introduction to management objectives, strategies, zoning schemes, policies and implementing structure of an MPA management.

  • Local key stakeholders meeting - meet with local key stakeholders and the community to discuss, i.e. their roles in the MPA establishment and management, and latest local situation post establishment.

Inclusions: boat service (Denpasar-Penida return), transportation within the islands, lunch, water refill, learning materials & equipments, and facilitator. Participants are encouraged to have their own life and/or health insurance and bring their own water bottle.

Module 3: Intro to Key Coastal Ecosystem & Marine Ecotourism

intro coast

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Type: 2-day field trip

Here students will be asked to examine the relationship between mangroves, seagrass, and coral reef ecosystem (coastal ecosystem) with reef fisheries and human impacts. Having understood this, the sessions are aimed at decreasing the key coastal ecosystem's vulnerability.

 

Activities

  • Seaweed farms tour - visit to seaweed farms and interact with the farmers.

  • Mangrove replanting and coral reef transplantation - participate in the efforts to protect the island (climate resilience).

  • Seagrass bed tour - witness the degrading conditions of seagrass habitat, an important indicator of a healthy coastal ecosystem.

  • Snorkel to see coral and the fish - understand the importance of coral reef protection.

  • Sea turtles eggs and nests handling - learn the endangered species conservation.

Inclusions: boat service (Denpasar-Penida return), transportation within the islands, accommodation at a local hotel (twin sharing), meals, water refill, learning materials & equipments, and facilitator. Participants are encouraged to have their own life and/or health insurance and bring their own water bottle.

Module 4: Marine Tourism Code of Conduct – Manta Watching

manta

Contact us for promotional rate, for bookings made until 30 June 2017.

Type: 1-day field trip

Students will be introduced to ethical marine tourism behavior through the implementation of code of conduct (CoC) for divers, Mola mola, and Manta Ray watching. Through this module they will learn what is low-impact diving, able to discuss socio-economic benefits from implementing CoC in marine tourism, for responsible tourism with proenvironmental behaviors.

 

Activities

  • Manta Ray viewing - snorkeling to observe Manta Ray (Manta alfredi and Manta birostris).

  • Lecture - on marine tourism code of conduct for divers and Mola-mola (Oceanic Sunfish) and Manta Ray watching.

Inclusions: boat service (Denpasar-Penida return), transportation within the islands, lunch, water refill, learning materials & equipments, and facilitator. Participants are encouraged to have their own life and/or health insurance and bring their own water bottle.

Module 5: Coastal Community Culture

culture

Contact us for promotional rate, for bookings made until 30 June 2017.

Type: 3-day field trip

Students will live inside the community in Nusa Penida Island to observe the social, economic, and cultural roles of the coastal community in their contribution to environmental sustainability. The activity aims at having more meaningful socio-cultural interactions between visitors and the locals.

 

Activities

  • Seaweed farming - visit to seaweed farms and interaction with the farmers.

  • Fishers interaction - first hand learning from the fisher folks.

  • Cultural experience - visit to Hindu temples, witness the traditional ceremony (big ceremony if in season), and stay with the locals to observe local customs (awig-awig).

  • Explore Nusa Penida Island - rounding Bali’s neighboring traditional island and one of the most important places of worships for the Balinese Hindus.

  • Manta Ray viewing - snorkeling to observe Manta Ray (Manta alfredi and Manta Birostris).

  • Lecture - on marine tourism code of conduct for divers and Mola-mola (Oceanic Sunfish) and Manta Ray watching.

Inclusions: boat service (Denpasar-Penida return), transportation within the islands, accommodation at a community house, meals, water refill, learning materials & equipments, and facilitator. Participants are encouraged to have their own life and/or health insurance and bring their own water bottle.

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