“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”
– Alexandra K. Trenfor
Observation and Scientific Field Trips
We offer Educational Field Study Trips suitable from YR7 at our location in Al Zorah, Ajman, where we access the Al Zorah Nature Reserve, a RAMSAR protected mangrove forest area covering over 2 square kilometers. We can also visit our 3 main observation areas which include observing a mimicked shoreline, a natural carbon matting area, and also a contrasting area of the forest.
Each trip can be tailored to your specific requirements, ensuring you cover the main goals and outcomes you wish to include in the day. A sample workbook and supplemental information can also be provided for the students to note their own observations and surveys throughout the field trip.
What to Expect
Our Field Trips begin with visiting our mangrove nursery, before walking along our elevated bridge to then enter the forest area. We explore the area using double and triple sit on top kayaks, with frequent stops within the forest to discuss the local history, the unique landscape of the Al Zorah Nature Reserve, and discuss the wildlife within.
We also observe the impact mangrove trees have on protecting our coastlines by examining their dense root system, and also highlight their importance to our oceans health through providing safe sanctuaries for fish nurseries.
We can also visit contrasting areas of the mangrove forest where the students can be assisted in conducting environmental surveys and observations of these areas, and discuss their findings in these locations. You may also use equipment for sample data collection if you wish.
Main subjects include Geography and Biology and topics that can be covered on our field trips include Coastal Management, Carbon Capture, Mangrove Education, and also Human Impact on Todays Environment. This can be expanded to include any additional specific topics you wish to cover.