The expeditions are all about putting learning into action through outdoor education, which is all about supporting and expanding what’s taught in the classroom.
IGSCE Biology, for example, would be made more applicable in the context of a two-day safari. You could cover much of the lessons by seeing first-hand the different flora and fauna and by looking at topics such as adaptation in that context. You’re not just observing animals or environments, you’re actually applying context to classroom lessons.
As another example, if you stand in the base of a glacial valley, you’re not just imagining a lump of ice in a book — rather, you can really grasp the bigger picture. Students can suddenly see how glaciers might have retreated an entire kilometre in a five year span, and become aware of how it was caused by our impact on the world.
These are lessons you don’t forget. There’s so striking because you’re not just tapping into academic aspects of the way a student thinks, you’re tapping into the emotion aspects as well—and that’s really where you change perspectives.