M4 students Field Trip in Khao Yai National Park

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M4 students Field Trip in Khao Yai National Park

Nov 25-27 2016.
To supplement and support the M4 students’ in-class curriculum studies the students in M4 took part in a cross-curricular educational field trip to Khao Yai National Park, Pak Chong, Nakorn Ratchasima. The trip is organized in conjunction with Big Outdoors Education Centre which is professionally run by outdoor education specialists.
The fieldwork includes geography and science field study, which is a vital part of education, while English and Math are used extensively in the data handling and presentation. 
The field work included studying the ecology and biodiversity of rivers, including;
·         Measuring and recording river speed of flow and river channel cross sections. Identifying and explaining the formation of river features. Field sketching and annotations.
 
·         Measuring tree height in the rainforest and determining carbon biomass of trees.
 
·         Pollution assessment and stream invertebrate surveys to determine the impact of human activities on our environment.  Further study of local industries and its impact on the environment.
 
·         Studying the vegetation variation and biodiversity along an environmental gradient and identify the adaptations of vegetation in a tropical Forest.
 
·         Undertaking a tourism impact survey of sites around the area. This specifically includes identifying human impact and surveying a tourist site to obtain primary data.
 
This was a fantastic trip and enjoyed by everyone. Not only did the students have a great time, working in groups, they learned a great deal about the natural environment in Thailand. The weekend finished with a Tourist survey at the Palio, which enabled all the students to indulge in ice cream and photos.
 

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