Fiji is the perfect location to bring the world of Marine Biology to life. Abundant in colourful coral reefs, white sand beaches, and untouched natural environments, Fiji offers amazing opportunities for hands-on educational experiences and eco-tourism adventures. Visit the Moon Reef to observe a pod of over 100 dolphins in their natural habitat. Explore the Sigatoka Sand Dunes before heading to the beach for a BBQ lunch, volleyball, kayaking and team building – just a glimpse of the exciting opportunities that Fiji has to offer.
Visit local Fijian villages to participate in an interactive presentation by a leader in Rotahomes and the Model Village concept before taking part in a traditional iTaukei dinner and dance with local children. Go on a guided snorkel tour of a coral farm and learn how to identify the wide variety of fish and types of coral before taking part in a coral replantation project. Participate in an island walk to discover the abundant and exotic flora and fauna of Fiji while, learning about the theory of evolution and the medicinal properties of ants, from a local jungle healer. Experience the cultural and scientific significance of sharks to the Pacific Island and participate in conservation measures, such as turtle tagging. As you can see, the island of Fiji is the ideal location to experience the study of Biology.
Fauna Hikes in the Rainforest
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Sabeto Mud Pools
Homeostasis Unit along the coastal beaches
Guided Coral Farm Snorkle Tour
Traditional Lovo Cooking Class
Assist in Marine Biology Faculty Research with Dolphins and Sea Turtles
Attention: Please bring a copy of your student’s passport to the orientation.
Orientation and First Class: Saturday, April 28 2018
This is a mandatory session for parents and students. Full attendance is required.
Online Study: Saturday, April 28 to Tuesday, July 3
Pre-Trip in class: Tuesday, July 3- Thursday July 5
Travel Dates: Friday, July 6 to Thursday, July 26, 2018
Students will be completing assessments throughout the travel portion. The summative assignments will be due on or close to final day of the trip.
*Registration opens on October 1st, 2017 – Early bird discount of $200 available until December 15 2017*
* A $2,000 deposit is needed to secure your spot at the time of registration
* $1950 second deposit is due Friday February 23, 2018
* $2040 final deposit is due Sunday April 15, 2018
Deluxe medical and cancellation insurance (mandatory) add$239
Please note: It is EduTravel and school board policy that all students travelling on extended trips have both cancellation and medical insurance in place. A specialized students insurance protection plan will be automatically added to the cost of the program fee upon registration. Please know there is an option to opt out of the insurance policy by filling and returning in the “Insurance Opt-Out Form” along with proof of valid insurance coverage from another source.
Visa Students may be required to pay an additional fee. Please contact the EduTravel office.
Airfare and land transportation
All meals (except for lunch on pre-trip days)
All admissions to both course specific sights and recreational group activities
All applicable taxes
Fees Do Not Include:
Cancellation and Medical Insurance
Discretionary spending money
Program Details (Click below)
All Ontario Students
*Sponsored by Simcoe County District School Board
Orientation and First Class: Saturday, April 28 2018 Location: Bear Creek Secondary School: 100 Red Oak Dr, Barrie, ON L4N 9M5 Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Pre-Trip Dates:Tuesday, July 3 to Thursday, July 5 2018 Pre-Trip Location: YMCA Geneva Park (6604 Rama Rd, Orillia, ON) *Program starts at Geneva Park where students will stay and study then bus to the airport prior to going to Fiji. Travel Dates:Friday, July 6 to Wednesday, July 26 2018 Post-Trip Dates: N/A Registration Deadline: Sunday April, 15 2018
Attention: Please bring a copy of your student’s passport to the orientation Saturday, April 28 2018
All Simcoe County District School Board programs require students to have cancellation and health insurance in place. If you did not purchase these insurance policies through EduTravel you will be required to show proof of coverage.