June 25, 2019, Sanur, Bali–This month CTC was visited by PLK Lee Shing Pik College, Hong Kong. Eight students accompanied by two teachers came to Bali to learn about the main coastal ecosystems. During their visit, they chose CTC as one of their destinations to learn about coral reefs and marine conservation.
Joining a program initiated by CTC, the group from PLK Lee Shing Pik College participated in our adopt-a-coral program. The group had the chance to write on their tags and participate in a simulated dry tagging of the coral at the Center for Marine Conservation, using our ceramic coral pieces. These tags will be brought to Nusa Lembongan by our team to be planted on behalf of this group. The baby corals will be monitored by Satya Posana Nusa, a local community environmental awareness organisation. In return, the group will receive a certificate, photos and report on their baby coral.
The adopt-a-coral program was followed by a coral clay workshop. Through this workshop, the students and teachers learned about different coral species. This workshop also provided them with the chance to play with their creativity to create their own coral with clay. They were able to then take their coral clay home as a souvenir of their visit to CTC. Through the support given from PLK Lee Shing Pik College Hong Kong, CTC is able to plant more corals at our coral nursery in Nusa Lembongan. This will help rehabilitate Bali’s coral reefs, and support marine ecosystems. The more corals there are the healthier the reefs are, and the more fish you’ll find in the ocean!