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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Summary of a Geography Class Field Trip

Last week, one of our To'abaita students was priviledged to go on a Geography Class Field trip to various parts of Viti Levu, one of the two main islands in Fiji. One of the main aims of TARD is to publishize what our students are undertaking either in a field trip, overseas tour, personal achievements or other related volunteer events. This is aimed to enlighten our fellow wantoks elsewhere of the latest developments in Fiji, but more importantly to encourage our fellow students to work harder.

According to Edward Danitofea, the geography field-trip was aimed at studying how the concept of "Resources Management" can be put into practice as well as analysing the benefits and challenges. As a result they visited the Naboro Landfill near Suva, and the Kula Park near Sigatoka.

The Naboro Landfill is a new project that was implemented to manage domestic wastes and other form of rubbish in an effort to reduce organic pollution into the coastal areas. The population of Suva have been using the Lami Rubbish Dump for the past years but due to the high pollution being emitted onto the Suva Harbour coupled with the daily stinging odour it gives to nearby settlements, the initiative was eventually implemented in 2004.

The Kula Park is a major tourist attraction near Sigatoka Town which conserves wild-life ranging from birds, reptiles, corals and fishes, and other animals which are near extinction or currently being threatened by human activities. Without sites like this, most endangered species will be lost. The trip covers a whole day. Till then we look forward to posting more student field trip reports once they come into hand.

Pictures & report by: Edward Danitofea


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