Trip to Sulawesi for 2nde
From 16 to 21 May 2018, 17 FIS students of Écologie et Territoires in Seconde visited the Indonesian island of Sulawesi accompanied by their Life Sciences teacher, Mr Bruno Hoareau, and Ms Julia Leung, the school’s Project Manager for Sustainable Development.
Welcomed by the Masarang Foundation, founded by Dr Willie Smits and his wife, Adrienne Watson, the students found themselves in the North of the island immersed in life at the Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue & Education Centre, an animal rescue centre where they were able to follow the camp routines,
- Cleaning nesting sites then observing turtle eggs hatching at dusk
- Gathering and preparing the meals for the main residents at the centre: Orangutans, birds (victims along with other species of local deforestation and the loss of their habitats that causes).
- A day in the Tangkoko National Park and the chance to discover and observe numerous rare native species in their natural environment!
The students returned at the end of this week of adventure with wonderful pictures in their heads but also with a heightened awareness of environmental challenges in general and more specifically those relating to the preservation of Biodiversity in these extraordinary hotspots.