October 13, 2019, Sanur, Bali–This month, the CTC Center for Marine Conservation received a visit from Meijo University High School, Japan. The 31 students were accompanied by three teachers, who came to our center to learn about the Coral Triangle region and marine and coastal ecosystems. Their visit to the center gave them the chance to learn about marine conservation through an interactive presentation and a Fun Learning Class.
Upon their arrival at center, they were divided into two groups, for the group tour. The tour around the center was led by the CTC team to showcase CTC’s facilities and to learn in brief about the Coral Triangle region. Prior to the Fun Learning Class, the students participated in a game called the Coral Reef and the Fish. This game was not only to get the students energized, but also to help the students understand current threats that coral reefs are facing.
The game was a great introduction for the students before they started the Fun Learning Class. During the class, the facilitators explained about the Coral Triangle region, marine and coastal ecosystems and the importance of protecting our environment not only for marine life but also for humans.Their visit to the center was concluded with a certificate of participation distributed to all of the students. As a souvenir, each student received a bamboo straw, which they can use in their daily lives to replace plastic straws. The CTC team hopes that through this Fun Learning Class, we can inspire these students to care for the oceans and spread the word on marine conservation.