“The last rule is to have fun,” said Amat, a member of ASRI's Planetary Health Education Staff, standing in front of 29 students of ASRI Kids, all eagerly waiting to leave for their field trip.
Not only did they succeed in following that very important rule,
The day began at eight in the morning, when students boarded the bus and arrived a few hours later at the reforestation area. ASRI Kids were given a tour of the nursery by Ihsan, the reforestation coordinator. He explained the importance of seedlings, reforestation, and trees.
After much anticipation, the kids were finally able to plant seedlings together in Gunung Palung National Park. The excitement of being able to plant a tree by themselves can easily be seen on their eager faces.
After a morning of lots of learning and hard work, the ASRI Kids enjoyed lunch in the Goa Maria area, a calm place with lush, green trees.
Ten teenagers who have joined ASRI Teens Bekantan were so excited to embark on their field trip to the International Animal Rescue (IAR) and city forest in Ketapang.
ASRI Teens learned about the ecological importance of o
“Before, I only knew the o
rangutanas a protected animal. But after I visited IAR, I know that we protect them because they are an umbrella species. Orangutan spread the seeds of grains and fruits,” said Sartika, while we rest inside a hut.
Next, the ASRI Teens explored a city forest called “Teluk Akar Bergantung” in Ketapang. This forest covers 106 Hectares and is teeming with biodiversity. One animal who calls this forest home is a big gibbon named