Science school trips

About Gapforce science school trips

What better way to engage in the study of living creatures than to observe them in their natural habitats?

The study of biology - one of the most vital subjects on any school curriculum - has always played a central role in all of our science school trips at Gapforce. For the past 28 years we have been running wildlife and conservation projects around the globe in a range of exotic locations designed to broaden the minds of young people.

We provide customised itineraries for all science school trips run by Gapforce to ensure that all learning objectives are met and that pupils take away a thrilling and memorable as well as educational experience.

What do Gapforce science school trips involve?

Groups of Gapforce volunteers have had the chance to participate in studies documenting the changing migration patterns of animals across the savannahs of Tanzania and the growth and decline of marine life on coral reefs in the Bahamas.

Our science school trips are designed to increase pupils’ awareness of many pertinent issues in modern conservation, including human-wildlife conflict, poaching, animal rescue and rehabilitation. Gapforce volunteers also learn about deforestation, fairtrade and sustainable production as well as the environmental impact of agriculture.

Our expeditions also give budding scientists truly unforgettable experiences, from witnessing baby turtles hatching on the beaches of Costa Rica to a privileged insight into the Galapagos, one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet and the basis for Darwin’s theory of evolution.

What are the benefits of Gapforce science school trips?

Participating in one of our science school trips is an ideal preparation for a career in conservation. Participants on science school trips with Gapforce need no previous experience but leave equipped with a toolkit of skills that will get them ready to work in a science and/or conservation role.

Our volunteers have gone on to work in a range of wildlife and marine conservation roles, including marine biology and diving instruction. Pupils leave marine phases as qualified PADI Advanced Open Water divers, a valuable skill for later life.

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