SEA SCHOOL | THE ARBOR SCHOOL
The Arbor School announced the launch of its Sea School programme in January 2023. This unique educational experience combines traditional classroom learning with hands-on, experiential education in marine biology and conservation.
The Sea School programme, which is available to students in Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 3, provides the opportunity to explore the ocean and learn about the diverse marine life that inhabits it, through a combination of classroom instruction and field trips to local marine habitats, where students will gain a deeper understanding of the ocean and the importance of protecting it.
The programme is led by a team of experienced educators including the Arbor Scientist in Residence – Dr Tiffany Delport a marine biologist, who provides Arbor students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and protect the ocean.
Sea School at Arbor is based at Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary, an ecologically significant area that is rich in biodiversity that supports over 500 species of marine flora and fauna. Conserving the wetlands is crucial for the survival of the species they support and Sea School is a unique opportunity for students to observe and connect with marine habitats, while learning invaluable skills for safeguarding their future.
In addition to classroom instruction, students participate in field trips to other local marine habitats, where they will have the opportunity to study and observe marine life first hand.
The Arbor Sea School programme also includes opportunities for students to participate in hands-on research projects, such as monitoring water quality and tracking marine animals, as well as opportunities to engage with the local community through conservation and outreach efforts.
The Arbor School is committed to providing students with a high-quality education that emphasises environmental stewardship and sustainability. The Sea School program is just one example of the school’s commitment to providing students with hands-on, experiential learning opportunities that will inspire them to make a positive impact on the world.