Hi! We are the Waste Water Management group that learned about wastewater. There are 13 students and two learning facilitators in our group. In Cambodia, there are many issues with wastewater management and people have little knowledge about wastewater treatment. People keep discharging dirty water into rivers, lakes, oceans etc without treatment. We have decided to study about two technologies of wastewater treatment, one is constructed Wetland and the other one is Composting Toilet. The outcome of our exploration is to reconstruct the constructed Wetland at our school and to design low-cost Composting Toilet. We learned about constructed Wetland and Self- Composting Toilet by interviewed experts from different NGOs and visit the Ministry of Environment, invite guest speakers from a different background to share with us about waste water. We also use technology to research information in the class too. We tried to go on field trips to visit places that working on this system. So this exploration have create change in my school by construct new wetland for Liger and it’s working pretty well, which is better than the last wetland Liger has.
Name: Animals Field Guide
Date: Nov 24, 15-Jan 4, 15
Number of People: 13
Description: In Animals field guide we learned about each species of animals in Cambodia. Also each student need to choose their own species to research about it. Our big goal is to make the animals book for the whole people in Cambodia to study by painting with Val. Val is one guide who volunteer to come and help us publish a real book. She from Australia. Beside that we went on two trips because we wanted to experience to see forest and the animals that live in the forest directly.We went to Siem Reap provinces and Takeo because we want to learn more new things from expert and have fun with them. When we came back we compared each similar species that we have to get the different. In Siem Reap to go meet a lot of expert about our species that learn more about it. We learned about how all animals connect to each other (Biodiversity). We learned how to give food to animals in captivity. We also get a chance to ask them some question about the animals that we have. Also we will continue our exploration in literacy time because we need to complete making our book. Beside that we will continue our exploration in next term and we will have other project than making the book. Our plan is to share our knowledge that we have to other student around Cambodia.
Exploration Name: Entrepreneurship
Exploration Dates: August 7th to October 3rd
Number of Students: 13
Location of Trips Taken: ARC Hub PNH office two times a week; ISPP, iCAN, Development Innovations once each to talk to possible customers.
Essential Questions: How to make a business?
- Find the problem
First we need to find some problem and have some research because when you make the product your product need to fit their problem and when we know the problem we have the idea to make something.
When we know the problem we need to have the idea that can help the people that need help. our idea was to be very helpful because it is not just our company that make it it have another people make too.
- Find the customer
After we know what we are going to make we need to find the customer that we think will buy our product and we need to find at least three customers. we need to think about how old our customer are.
- Make a change
When we email to them and their problem not fit to our product we can make some changes to relate to their problem by knowing what problem is the most when we email to them.
- Find the place to sell
If we know our customer, our price and our product is good we need to find the place to sell and that place needed to be our customer that they have the problem and our product it help them.
In our group we had 3 product that we had made one was water bottle lid, egg holder, and pencil case we were so happy because we can made the product to sell to other in Cambodia.
Name: Tropical Forest Ecology
Date: May 5 2014 – June 17 2014
Number of People: 12
1. How are organisms and the nonliving environment interconnected in the world around us?
2. What is the value of tropical forest ecosystems for Cambodia?
3. How do humans impact tropical forest ecosystems in Cambodia? Is it possible to use tropical forests sustainably?
Description: In Tropical Forest Ecology we learned about Ecosystems. Ecosystems are a community of organisms that are interconnected and connected with non-living things. We went on two trips because we wanted to experience and see forest directly.We went to Preah Vihear and Koh Kong provinces. When we came back we compared the dry deciduous dipterocarp forest ecosystem (Preah Vihear province) with the evergreen forest ecosystem (Koh Kong province). In Preah Vihear we went to Tmatboey community and in Koh Kong we went to Chi Phat community. We learned about conservation. Conservation means taking care or protecting something. While we learned about conservation, we also learned about sustainable and unsustainable. Sustainable is the action that does not destroy the ecosystem. Unsustainable is the action that destroys the ecosystem. We learned about ecotourism. Ecotourism is tourism that uses and benefits the ecosystem. That is one way that we use ecosystems sustainably.Also we learned about ecological services. Ecological services are the benefits that people get from ecosystems. There are three ecological services such as provisioning services, regulating services and cultural services. Provisioning services are how the ecosystem provides us directly. Ex: Trees give us resin. Regulating services are how the ecosystem regulates the climate. Ex: Trees stop the floods by absorbing the water. Cultural services are how the ecosystems give us something culturally. Ex: Bambuti people use forest plants to smoke for their ceremonies. We answered our essential questions by using the knowledge that we got from our trips.