Each year we welcome over 2,500 students and staff from schools worldwide.
15 March 2018
Ready to learn about life along the Chao Phraya River and how we as people affect the river, ASB started by observing all the activities happening across the river and on its banks. They realised that humans, birds, bugs, fish and plants all rely on the river in a number of ways and how important it is to all of us. After this, the energetic group got their hands dirty inside the ubiquitous water hyacinth plant to try and find tiny bugs and aquatic animals that can indicate how polluted (or not!) the water around us is. Finally, the students were given free-reign to design an imaginary river-side land development, and then shown how these land-uses affect the water in positive and negative ways. A tasty lunch, made on-board, was had by all before an exhausting game of Captain’s Coming and a final reflection on what we had learned that day and what we, as individuals, can do to help protect our rivers and the environment around us.