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Barge and Ko Kret
Chao Phraya River Adventure!
Lifejackets on, students were ready to board the ferry and visit the island of Ko Kret. Known for its pottery, people on the small man-made island use the river in many ways. Berkeley grade 5 split up into 4 groups, each exploring different points on the sustainability compass (nature, economy, society, wellbeing). Acting as investigators they came up with questions to ask the locals, and discovered how the things they have seen and heard effect the overall picture of sustainability.
After a short ride to the resort students played some games, learning what is happening to our river and how we can reduce our impacts. To end the evening we had a fun teambuilding game of stepping stones, students had to get their whole team from one side to the other, avoiding the mutant crocodiles trying to steal their stepping stones!
Day 2 and we were ready to board the barge! After a day full of river observations, creating a watershed, and hunting for macro- invertebrates in the water hyacinth, students were expert river investigators.
Thank you Berkeley for a fun filled 2 days, we hope to see you again next year!