Our programWith all the overseas volunteering and service learning trips that is all the rage for schools, institutions and companies right now, The Dorsal Effect believes in a complete chain process providing a complete experience that considers every aspect of the trip itself rather than a narrow one, in order to maintain a responsible and ethical responsible tourism experience for all. That is why our group sizes are limited strictly to 25 pax maximum, in order not to cause undue stress on the environments we will be going too. Our marine conservation trips aim to empower future advocates who will became multipliers to the cause for shark and marine conservation beyond the trip itself. With built in pre and post trip sessions alongside comprehensive nightly or post activities reflection sessions, we aim to provide a holistic experience for you and your students or employees while making relevant and constructive positive difference to the marine life and local community as well. These are some of the activities that we build into our marine conservation trip programs: - Trash clean up and audit with local communities - Local school interaction and exchange - Field work alongside marine related NGOs - Coral health checks and reef surveys - Interaction with local shark fish fishermen to learn more about their livelihood and alternatives Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more on how we can customise a ViA, CSR and team building or personal group trip for you.
How the shark fishing industry works as a system and that we cannot just ban shark fishing but as a consumer we can do our part to lower the demand
I learnt that corals are as important to the ecosystem at sea as the rainforests are important to the land-dwelling creatures since corals provide shelter and a source of food for various marine animals and coral reefs also help to break strong sea waves and currents from eroding the shoreline too much
I learnt the importance of coral reefs and also the importance of the sharks and the threats that they face. But more has to be done in order for the situation to completely cease.”
I’ve learnt facts about corals that I did not know before, for example that they are made of calcium carbonate and have polyps inside that exoskeleton. I also learnt more about the real situation of the shark hunting that is going on
The School of Science and Technology Singapore came with The Dorsal Effect for a 5 day marine conservation trip to Lombok where they got to interact with the various NGOs that are doing work on marine conservation, experience first hand the shark hunting situation in Tanjung Luar fish market and worked with Gili Eco Trust to build a biorock for coral reef restoration in the northern part of Lombok island. The students also had a chance to snorkel with the pristine corals just off the fish market and interviewed the converted shark fishermen for their school video project work in their groups. The SST students also visited a local elementary school just by the Tanjung Luar fish market and interacted with them through marine games and simple activities. SST came in 2014 and 2015 and learnt much and well as reflected deeply on the marine ecosystem and the relationship between humans and nature through our nightly reflection sessions with them
Marine conservation talks booking
Would you like us to come down to your school, tertiary institution or company to give a lunchtime, assembly, post examination or otherwise talk to your students or employees? You can make a booking here with us. Our talk covers the impact of human activities on the oceans, some background on the marine ecosystems and what you can do for ocean betterment overseas and locally, with emphasis on sharks and marine life sustainability.
The cost will help cover our time taken to present, travel expenses to your organisation and aid us in furthering the cause and awareness for sharks and marine conservation