16 Oct Fun Learning Programs with International Students

This October, we received two groups at our CTC Center for Marine Conservation. The groups were from Study in Bali Universitas Udayana and 4D Reef. They joined a variety of our fun learning activities to get to know more about marine biodiversity and ocean protection.

The Study in Bali group consisted of international students from Germany currently participating in a short course program at Universitas Udayana, Bali. The short course program also introduces students to the culture and environment of Bali. As part of the environmental program, the students took part in a fun learning program at CTC.

The 15 students from Study in Bali engaged in a presentation on marine conservation and marine protected areas. After the presentation, the students had the opportunity to challenge themselves in our Escape Room SOS from the Deep and SOS Plastic Danger. Their visit came to a close with a round of the Aquatico board game, where they were challenged to create healthy marine ecosystems for the marine animals to live in.

Another group that we hosted this month were from 4D-Reef, an EU-funded program investing in the past, present and future of coral reefs. This group consisted of 28 Ph.D. students from various countries who work together to study coral reef conditions across the Coral Triangle region. During their visit to CTC’s Center for Marine Conservation, they had the chance to play our Escape Room and CTC’s board game, prior to their visit to the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area the following day.

The MPA trip provided an opportunity to  visit the mangrove site in Nusa Lembongan and CTC’s coral restoration site in Ped Village in Nusa Penida. Participants had the chance to meet with our partners, with local  community members and had a hands-on experience in the coral restoration process using the MARRS method. The participants transplanted a baby coral onto a Reef Star and snorkeled around our restoration site to see the healthy coral growth from our restoration efforts.

Photos: Cikal Qalnar/CTC

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