Our conservation team introduces them to our seedling nursery. We teach them about our reforestation project and give them the opportunity to get their hands dirty and plant seedlings. We teach them why peat is so important and what we have to do to keep it wet and prevent fires.
Our field trips provide a more informal learning space. We encourage children to ask questions, share ideas, and talk about what they think are the greatest threats to the forest and how we can tackle these threats. We talk about the environment and what they can do to protect it in and around their villages.
We encourage children to get creative; appreciate the colours, sounds and smells; make collages from leaves, seeds and fruit found on the forest floor; take time to be amazed by the insects, birds and butterflies. But our most impressive teaching tool is the forest itself. Nothing compares to seeing wildlife in the wild. We teach the children to be quiet and respect nature, and with the help of our specialist staff, and if they are lucky, the children will see wild orangutans, gibbons and red langurs in their rainforest home – an experience that can influence decisions they make for their future.