Students visit the Khlong Khon Mangrove Forest Conservation center in Samut Songkhram!

June 8, 2023

First, the students took a long-tail boat to sail along Klong Khon canal and discover the mangrove forest. It is a rare, spectacular and prolific ecosystem on the boundary between land and sea. As the students were passing through the narrow channel in the mangroves, they saw many monkeys coming out onto the branches!

Then, the students planted saplings of Rhizophora apiculata (known as Konkang in Thai), a shrub with aerial roots exclusively found in the mangrove ecosystem. It was no easy task! This hands-on activity was an excellent opportunity to get actively involved in the conservation of local ecosystems and biodiversity.

This school trip was part of a cross-curricular and student-led project aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Year 9 and Year 10 students work in teams to prepare for an upcoming event at RBIS International School dedicated to Mangroves.