Orangutans and pygmy elephants, ancient rainforests and mighty rivers, coral reefs and indigenous communities, scientists and conservationists - the educator trip of a lifetime awaits in Malaysian Borneo.
This 11 day programme allows educators to a gain first-hand understanding of some of today’s most pressing environmental issues, across one of the world’s most exciting and yet threatened landscapes. By innovatively linking together the fascinating stories of human development, displaced wildlife, shrinking habitats and the needs of indigenous communities into a single unit, we are able to equip educators to transform the way they teach environmental science.
Visit local schools; check out a Malaysian government school and take part in teaching at both a remote village school and a learning centre for marginalised children from the Bajau Laut community.
Explore diverse ecosystems from flood plains and rivers to rainforests and coral reefs.
Snorkel over stunning coral reefs or relax on a white sandy beach
Witness the human use of natural resources – see birds’ nest collection in the world famous Gomantang Caves, talk to fishermen on rivers and in the Sulawesi Sea and take a tour of an oil palm plantation.
Check out local culture, art forms, traditions and architecture found in the cities of Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan.
Connect with local communities – share a meal in the homes of the Orang Sungai (People of the River) and meet the Bajau Laut (Sea gypsies).
Make a trip to the renowned orangutan rehabilitation centre at Sepilok and watch semi-wild orangutan as they come in from the jungle to feed.
Watch Borneo’s wildlife on boat safaris along the Lower Kinabatangan: view diverse bird life along with proboscis monkeys, leaf moneys, macaques and if you are lucky, wild orangutans and pygmy elephants too!
And last but not least, become a stakeholder in the conservation of Borneo’s rain forests by joining the team in planting trees along the Lower Kinabatangan to help reconnect vital forest corridors.
How to Book
Our trips for educators run three times yearly in April, September and December and places book up fast. For more information about our up and coming trips, or to reserve your place please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up to 20% of what you pay goes directly back into conservation. Contributions will be made to WWF’s marine programme and the reforestation of the Kinabatangan Corridor of Life project