We run a number of sessions with schools, colleges and universities and have long lasting repeat business with many Abu Dhabi educational establishments. These sessions vary from our: standard mangrove kayak tour; eco tour; after school activities; introduction to basic kayaking, kayaking course; overnighter camping; DoE expedition; and many more.
Our corporate team building exercises and games can be readily adapted for your needs. The Noukhada version of kayak “orienteering” provides a fun platform for learning and testing knowledge.
Our sessions can be a one off activity, or four mornings in a row, or every Tuesday afternoon (for example) after school, it depends on your needs. Currently we run after school sessions for two schools on a Tuesday and Thursday.
On “Jazeera Noukhada” we have an ongoing, multi level, education project. GIS mapped areas allow students to study the soil, plants, fish, birds, crabs, crustaceans on an island only 15 minutes paddling (by kayak) from our Yas Beach location. They can study mature mangroves and pioneer mangroves and determine what conditions the trees thrive in. Students can develop their investigative skills of making and testing hypotheses, observation, manipulating materials and collecting data, as well as interpreting and communicating results.
Our 3 Es philosophy (education, exercise, environment) allows us to adapt our activities to put the emphasis on anyone of these and have fun at the same time. Don’t take just our word for it, see some of the feedback we have received.
Noukhada has provided programs for over 40 different educational institutions across three of the seven UAE emirates and from Bahrain. The schools are predominately Primary and Secondary schools with one third being universities and other adult educational institutions. The school programs ranged from a even mix of grade 3 – 10 students.
Contact us for a chat to discuss how we can help you. Tel 02 558 1889 or email.
What are the good reasons for doing these activities? Here are some: healthy activity; low environmental impact activity; environmental friendly activity; working as team; team building; working together; raise awareness to protect the mangroves; raise awareness of the green wetland environment; multi-disciplinary (sport/sciences/geography/geology); fits with wetland studies; fits with coastal erosion studies; fits with mans impact on the environment studies; physical activity; it involves effort; requires listening skills; requires self discipline; outdoors learning; school without walls; challenging; social bonding…oh and did we mention it is fun?!
If you are a teacher or school activity coordinator and have been out with us recently we appreciate your feedback on this survey. Thank you in advance.