SEASFiRE is a Malaysian organization committed to changing the paradigm of education. Our pedagogy combines the core curriculums of science, liberal arts, and media arts production, and focuses those disciplines on to a nontraditional school setting. We take high school students representing multiple grade levels out of the classroom and immerse them in a setting like no classroom they have ever worked in before. The tropical reefs of Malaysia in the South China Sea!
Our program runs classroom-based, experiential lessons that combine core academic curriculums for a full academic year. This allows students to develop their understanding of the environment they will be researching, as well as develop the skills needed to professionally publish the outcomes of their research and their experience. We teach them the essentials of science and science based thinking, liberal and fine arts, media production, and environmental awareness all with tropical reefs as the focal point. Students are also trained and certified in SCUBA diving in our program.
Student Teams go on their first reef expedition to take their open water certification tests where they also learn vital advanced diving skills such as peak buoyancy control and underwater navigation. This first expedition also introduces them to the reefs which they will research during their final expedition. During their second expedition, students will carry out descriptive field research, i.e. describing and counting the fish, coral, and animal species found on the coral reefs of Malaysia. During the final months of the program student teams will take all of the data, video and photographic media, journals and written documentation they have created, and use them to produce their own articles, web based media, and a book to highlight their experiences and their findings. The SEASFiRE program has been designed and constructed by certified education and PADI dive professionals. The program includes education in…
* Core curriculum in Science, Liberal, and Fine Arts
* Descriptive Research Design
* Multi-Media design and Production
* Environmental education and awareness
* SCUBA Diving Certification
Seasfire is currently working with The Mont’Kiara International School taking 11 of their students on the experience of a lifetime.