Field Trips

The Impact of tourism/field trips on traditional communities

Tourism can improve local living standards, whilst uncontrolled development or interaction with tourists can be destabilising to communities. It is important to operate with respect for indigenous culture and social development initiatives, while considering, on an ongoing basis, the impacts tourism is having on the communities in which it operates. Whilst the broader issues pertaining …

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Field Trips For South African Schools

COVID-19 has severely disrupted both inbound and outbound international travel so now is the time for South African schools to embrace local school field trips. The disruption in international travel presents South African schools, educators and parents with a perfect opportunity to expose our youth to South Africa’s most significant global asset – its biodiversity and natural heritage.

The Earth Is An Endless Educational Resource

“Tell me and I will forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I will learn.” If this is true, then nature, the outdoors and authentic cultural experiences are the perfect learning environment. Link this to the fact that unless we instil a reverence in our children for nature, environment, biodiversity and cultural …

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Book Launch: A Complete Guide to Planning A South African Field Trip

An educational field trip is an investment in your students’ education, in your institution’s reputation and in your (the trip organiser’s) career. Therefore, it is important that you plan it thoroughly and carefully. However, most educators experience planning a field trip as a total overwhelm. Why? Because they are comfortable in their educational role and …

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The benefits and advantages of educational field trips

The worldwide web and YouTube have brought the concept of the global village to our classrooms and living rooms through our connected smart devices. Books and magazines bring the world to our classrooms and home through the flip of a page. However valuable these may be to enhancing education, the experience of encountering new cultures, …

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