Grade 8 Daishan Trip
The Grade 8 trip is located in Zhejiang province, in the Daishan Islands.
The HIS Grade 8 Program is supported by the Karst Climber outdoor education company who provide quality staff, equipment, and locations for student experiential learning.
Daishan Island, Zhoushan Islands, Zhejiang Province
The group of islands offers opportunities for relaxation, interactions with the local fishing culture and a great setting for diving into the challenges of sustainable development and climate change impact.
Through comparative analysis between various degrees of development in the area and the impact of fish farming, we want to allow participants to observe, process and form their own ideas on mitigating climate change, all in the charming setting of the seaside and various local life. All activities and sites are within 25 minutes driving, or boat ride, from the hotel.
Daishan Island Views
Detailed Schedule Information
Day 1 Activities: Monday, May 17
Moxing mountain is the highest point in Daishan islands. Short and easy mountain hiking will encourage the group and enjoy the high view of the island.
Camping will be near the beach, on a wood ground. The direction face on east, sun rise on the sea level.
Day 5 Activities: Friday, May 21
Packing List for Daishan Trip
Day 1: Camping at Daishan Beach
Day 2 - 4: Hotel
Transport from HIS campus to Daishan Island: Bus (4 hour journey - 242 km distance)
Meals / Food
Day 1: Camping dinner and breakfast, will be provided by a local restaurant. Daily mixed breakfast and Chinese lunch and dinner will be provided in the hotel restaurant.
Vegetarian options available upon request.
Snacks & fruits, will be provided daily by KARST staff
Water station will be supplied on every activity site. Extra snacks will be offered to students for hiking.
Hiking to Moxing Mountain: Moxing mountain is the highest point in Daishan islands. Short and easy mountain hiking will active the group and enjoy the high view of the island.
Camping at Daishan beach: Camping will be near the beach, on a wood ground. The direction face on east, sun rise on the sea level.
Biking the Island: Biking is a best way to view the island. Most part has special biking trail, part of the routes will be in the road side along protected pathways.
Fishing Culture Experience: For about 2 hours students will have fishing experience on local boats. The caught fish can be cooked for the students by local restaurant or sold in local market. The whole activity will have PFD on.
Kite Design Activity: Groups will be provided bamboo stakes, water proof papers and paints, to design and make their own kite. Groups will then test and fly kites. Team work and creativity are the goals of the activity.
Outdoor Survival Course: Some basic survival skills will be taught to students. They will learn to build shelter house. For this activity, some limited materials and tools will be provided. Students will discuss and design their own shelter house. After that, a presentation will be given to the public by each group. Overcoming the difficult situations is not trying again, but also realizing we have choices, what is in our control and using this in decision making.
Tree Planting: The main goal of this activity is to help the local environment.
Sandy Beach Kite Flying: Sandy beach Kite flying is a very popular activity in Daishan islands. Trainer kites practice, these specially designed kites are equipped with simple functions. They usually feature the bridle, the kite lines, and the control bar. And that's all you need to ride a kite for the first time. The good news is that you will never hurt yourself because you won't be wearing a harness and alway has an instructor follow support. If you feel uncomfortable or can't handle a strong gust off wind, just let go of the control bar, and you'll be safe.
HIS Faculty Team:
- Mr. Chaddwick Plotz: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Andrew Brown: email@example.com
- Ms. Amber Zhu: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Patricia Long: email@example.com
KARST CLIMBER STAFF
- Ginger: 18690612955