Learning with Nature, Build Awareness on Maintaining Environment

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Activities during educational visits with assisted siblings at Mangrove Park (Photo: Special)

UNAIR NEWS – SCOLAH  UNAIR Teaches as a Semi-Autonomous Body (BSO) engaged in community service conducts Educational Visit activities on Sunday, August 26 and  September 2. It is one of the SCOLAH-UNAIR Teaching Development Department programs, this year the theme was “Learning with Nature to Build Awareness on Protecting the Environment”.

The activity was a collaborative work with Sosma BEM FPK and BerNas (Berbagi Nasi Surabaya) as speakers. The two activities involved 18 foster children from the Rubel (Learning House) Insani in Panjang Jiwo and a foster sister from Rubel Surga in Sukomanunggal with 25 children.

Farid Taufiqi, Head of SCOLAH-UNAIR Teaches explained, this educational visit activity invited the children to visit Wonorejo Mangrove Ecotourism. In addition to playing and seeing various mangrove plants, the fostered children were also given an education on mangroves, about its advantages and various types. Then, there were also activities to make posters about mangrove trees and the importance of maintaining the natural environment, especially mangrove trees.

“The foster children were very enthusiastic. And from several editions of educational visits themselves, they are always happy when invited to take a walk by SCOLAH-UNAIR Teaches, ” explained the FEB student, Farid.

Activities inviting them to study in an outside environment such as parks, forests, zoos, rice fields, etc. are aimed at increasing students’ insight through proactive activities. Hopefully the fostered children can understand the experience directly and interact closely with what they learn.

“In addition, outdoor learning activities, close to nature will increase the awareness of fostered children to understand natural problems and protect the environment so it will not be damaged. It can train the sense of caring for the environment and the social responsibility of the fostered siblings themselves, “explained Farid.

According to Farid, there was an interesting thing happened, when the fostered children were asked about mangroves, they could answer well. Farid realized that they could quickly understand things taught to them.

Farid hoped that after the activities the fostered children could interpret all the lesson given and they could act according to the objectives determined from learning about nature, especially related to the mangrove itself.


Author: Galuh Mega Kurnia

Editor: Nuri Hermawan


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