YOON Teambuilding Activities
YOON Teambuilding Activities
Ecology
The following program offers your students a diverse range of educational experience in ecology. We aim to improve each student's appreciation and knowledge of ECOLOGY-the science that studies how living things are connected to each other and the environment around them.

In the process, students learn how human activities, such as global warming, habitat destruction and pollution, damage the ecological processes that sustain life on earth.


This program is designed to educate, entertain and provide a variety of experience for students throughout the three days. Earth supports many different habitats, each of which has distinct features and distinct plant and animal populations.
Animals and plants are adapted to the conditions of the habitats in which they live. Each living organism has specific needs that must be met for it to survive. Adaptation may include: camouflage symbiosis, defenses, hunting strategies and so on. Today we are going to explore CAVE HABITAT. We will also be learning about other amazing rock formations.
How are Mangrove Forest important?

Mangrove forests are unique ecosystems. They offer significant habitats to birds, mammals and fish populations by establishing a complex marine food chain. At low tide when the roots are exposed, fiddler crabs, mudskippers and snails digest leaf particles and algae matters. At high tide, the submerged roots serve as a nursery for young fish, prawns and crabs, and feeding areas for predators such as monitor lizards, clawed otter, sea eagles and kingfishers. In addition, the anchoring root system of mangroves contribute to improve water quality by filtering and assimilating pollutions, establishing bottom sediments and protecting shorelines from erosion and serve as barriers for salt-water intrusion, which can affect agriculture.

Careful conservation and preservation and protection and management of our natural resources will help sustain our environment for future generation.
Economic Activity

Firewood was the earliest and most extensive exploited resource to be derived from the mangrove forest. Students learn that nature allows man to use, but not abuse it.
Abuse it and the forest will die, no more charcoal, freight transports lose business, families lose income, coastal marine chain is broken affecting bigger marine life that depend on the smaller for food, fishermen  get less fish, price of fish goes up in the cities, the oxygen cycle is affected, air becomes stale, cost of mangrove goes up inflating the cost of marine construction, and the inter-relationship continues. Did someone say it's just charcoal?
Mangrove mud is rich in nutrients. Bacteria, fungi, and algae thrive on the debris such as fallen mangrove leaves that are washed down by rivers. These in turn will feed creatures higher in the food chain. The roots themselves are covered by a vast range of sponges, anemones, marine algae and seaweeds, oysters and barnacles. These form the rich mangroves community.

Hundreds of species of fish, crabs and shellfish reside in the river of mangroves, wetlands and shorelines. While each has distinct behaviors and habitat needs, all are intricately entwined with the mangrove ecosystem and perform a different ecological function.
Some birds live here year round, while others are migratory and only visit during certain season of the year to feed, reproduce or find shelter. Here in Kuala Sepatang you can see fishermen bringing back their day's catch- fish and cockles from the sea, the sorting and then transported to the cities. Aha, even fish transporters owe their business to the mangrove forest. they probably don't know it… but you do.
Riches from the rivers of Matang

We will go on board a fishing boat and cruise along Kuala Sepatang river to see how fishes are cultivated in floating cages in the sea and know it will not be there if not for the mangrove. It is a wonderful sightseeing experience as you cruise along Kuala Sepatang fishing village. Your evening is loaded with cool information and entertainment with all sorts of fun games and activities that really test your knowledge about what you have seen and experienced. We will reflect on the interactions in the ecosystems and make journal entries.

Natural Changes In Ecosystem

Learn all about Natural Changes in ecosystem in this awesome excursion. How Are Streams and Rivers Important? Ecosystems are continually changing – meadows change to forest, streams carve new or deeper channels, and animals migrate to new habitats. The processes of natural change includes: Geologic changes, Plant and Animal Succession and Weather changes.

YOON Teambuilding Activities