Water makes up about a third of our bodies and covers a huge part of our planet. It goes without saying that it’s an important part of our lives. It’s only fitting for it to become the focal point of school trips.
Taking to the Water
Educational trips that focus on water have a danger of leaving the education out of it. Are there any activities that could become an education of sorts when doing trips on the water?
Explaining Waste Water
As water is the main source of sustenance in this planet, it should also be the main issue of a trip to know what happens if it goes bad. A trip to a sewage management plant should fix that. It should also be a good way of teaching students to learn to appreciate water preservation.
Museums like these explain what water treatment and water management had gone through in the past years. If you’re looking to foster appreciation among your students further, this is the way to go.
Marine Life aquariums
These are a good way of introducing aquatic life to students and further cultivate the importance of water. What better way than to show them the life in these waters that may be harmed by their indifference or neglect?
A fun way of diversifying trips like this is to introduce activities that can be done on the water. Trips that include kayaking, canoeing, water surfing or even just a dip in the water will let them feel the importance of preserving the planet’s water resources for all the fun and beneficial activities they can have.
A Greater Appreciation
It’s important to always think about the effect these water trips will have to these students. More than fun, the spark to give more importance to water is what educators should aim to inspire during these trips.