A Sample 8-Day Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Welcome to Bali
Your students will meet for an orientation about Balinese culture and learn the issues behind this service learning opportunity: the large volume of plastic waste that despoils the ocean and beaches of Bali.
Overnight at a local Guest House
Day 2 Turning Trash into Treasure
Join an innovative environmental movement in Bali by getting to work making “ecobricks” using recycled plastic waste collected in Bali. These bricks can be used as building material for household furniture.
Day 3- 6 Mangrove Conservation
Today your students will be invited to West Bali, a location away from the busy tourist areas of Central and South Bali, but still very much suffering from environmental degradation, especially in the coastal areas. The students will work with the local community to respond to this problem in an active way by collecting plastic waste that becomes entangled in the roots of the mangrove trees.
There will also an opportunity to plant mangrove seeds to contribute to reforestation. Conservation of the mangrove forests is a powerful way to protect the environment.
Overnight at a “glamping” accommodation (cabins) made of bamboo and other natural materials
Day 7 Turtle Conservation Center
Visit a turtle conservation center near the mangrove forests of West Bali to learn about turtles and other aquatic wildlife and their role in the coastal ecosystem. Activities will include feeding baby turtles and helping clean the center’s holding tanks. The students will have the opportunity to release baby turtles to the ocean.
Day 8 Departure