The perfect destination for a science field trip, Wild Science Works is a Wild@heart programme set against the backdrop of the incredible Danum Valley Conservation Area in Sabah, Borneo. This 54,000 km² rainforest supports one of the largest concentrations of endangered orang utans in Borneo and is also home to pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, sambar deer and a host of other rich flora and fauna species. This rainforest is also home to an ancient settlement that has ceased to exist in Borneo. Students will stay at the Danum Valley Field Centre, a research centre which provides unrivalled facilities for scientific exploration and education in one of Sabah’s last strongholds of pristine lowland rain forest.
As part of this Wild@Heart Adventure, students get the chance to:
Work alongside serious researches helping to gather and collate data.
Bring along their own research questions and make use of the research centre’s extensive facilities.
Learn the methodology behind forest transects and use them to assess the biodiversity of the Borneo rain forest.
Gain an understanding of the ecological processes that maintain tropical rain forests.
See evidence of early human settlements and understand how a rain forest people can co-exist with the natural world around them.
For more information on this special programme, please contact us at email@example.com
Sabah Quick Facts
Location: Sabah, Borneo (81km West of Lahad Datu)
Arrival Airport: Sandakan or Lahad Datu
Climate: Hot and Humid! Temperatures are usually between 25 and 32°C and rain showers can be expected all year round (it is the rain forest after all!) but these do not disrupt daily life.