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EARCOS Barge Program

Posted by on February 14, 2014


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Traidhos Three Generation Barge

Looking for critters in the Water Hyacinth

Looking for critters in the Water Hyacinth



Get on Board with Outdoor Learning!

Traidhos Three-Generation Barge
Bangkok, Thailand
March 24-26 2014

** PLEASE NOTE this workshop is open to those who have pre-registered with EARCOS


  • Explore different EE techniques
  • Experience a range of cross-curricula activities related to water
  • Consider teaching sustainability outside of the classroom
  • Enjoy the Chao Phraya River with like-minded colleagues

Monday March 24, 2014 Discovering the Life-Blood of Thailand

1500 Meet pre-conference group, Welcome to Barge
1515 Safety, facilities, icebreakers, creating community,meet the staff, upcoming workshop
1700 River Observation using Compass of Sustainability.
1815 Barge crews
1900 Dinner
2000 Stepping Stones
2100 Story-telling star-gazing intro

Tuesday March 25, 2014

0730 Barge crews
0800 Breakfast
0900 Water hyacinth investigation – paired story, Bio WQI
1000 Discussion about learning
1015 Snack
1030 Watershed role play
1115 Sharing circle
1145 Intro to Market
1200 Pathum Thani Market   Shopping sustainably for lunch
1300 Market impressions
1315 Lunch
1400 Ecological footprint
1445 Common Water Game
1515 snack, Sharing circle, debrief
1615 swim, canoe, group game
1730 Poetry reflection based on River of Words
1830 Barge crews
1915 Dinner
2000 Sustainability Settlers board discussion game, mediation on groundwater extraction
group games on boat, Reflection on day

Wednesday March 26, 2014

0715 Barge Crews
0800 Breakfast
0900 Intro to Ko Kret   Community investigation on Ko Kret using Compass
1100 Cruise to Bangkok , Debrief, discuss, sharing circle
1200 Lunch ( cooked by crew)
1315 Final reflection and closing
1445 Drop off at Shangri La

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