• Environmental Studies in the Dominican Republic


      Open to ALL Ontario High School Students!

      Head down to the warm island of the Dominican Republic located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This island can be viewed as a microcosm of the world. The country offers a perfect platform for comparison as it manages the same environmental issues as Canada, including solid waste management, protection of national forests, impacts of climate change on agriculture and oceans, and renewable energy vs. fossil fuels.

      Arrive in Las Canas and partake in a shoreline cleanup and waste audit during a beach walk. Then visit Taino Farm to see a sustainable farming design that works with the surrounding ecosystem for a true farm-to-table production process. Trek through the abundant flora of El Choco National Park and explore one of the many caves that house clear freshwater reservoirs. Next, visit Chocal Chocolate Factory to see how the cacao bean is grown, harvested, fermented, processed, and transformed into delicious melt in your mouth chocolate!

      Trip Highlights


      • El Choco National Park
      • Cave Exploration
      • Explore Traditional Dominican Cuisine
      • Las Canas Beach Walk
      • Taino Farm
      • Chocal Chocolate Factory
      • Mount Isabel Cable Car Tour
    • Courses


      *Credit granted by EduTravel Private School

      EduTravel Private School has been granted the authority to issue credits by the Ontario’s Ministry of Education.  All students will receive a report card upon completion of the course.  All credits issued by EduTravel Private School are transferable to any Ontario School Board or Private School.

      • Environmental Science, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (SVN3M)
        Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Applied or Academic
      • The Environment and Resource Management, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (CGR4M)
        Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Mandatory Program Dates


      *Credit granted by EduTravel Private School

      EduTravel Private School has been granted the authority to issue credits as per the Ontario’s Ministry of Education.  All students will receive a report card upon completion of the course.  All credits issued by EduTravel Private School are transferable to any Ontario School Board or Private School.

      February 9, 2019: Online Access
      Students will receive an e-mail providing them with information on how to access the online learning platform and begin working on their pre-trip assignments.  The pre-trip assignments are due during the first pre-trip class.

      February 23, 2019: Orientation & First Class
      Parents and students are required to attend the morning program orientation.  Only students are requried to attend the afternoon introductory class.  They will submit their pre-trip assignments, participate in all activities and complete all course tasks and assignments that are due before departure.

      March 2, 2019: Pre-Trip Online Class
      Students are required to complete and submit the pre-trip assignments, due before departure. Teachers will be available to answer any questions during designated hours. 

      March 9 to March 16, 2019: Travel Days
      Students are required to complete assignments as they visit sites and participate in the activities during the travel days.  Students are also required to collect information for their summative assignment throughout the trip.  The summative assignments are due during the post-trip online classes.

      March 30, 2019: Post-Trip Online Class
      Students are required to complete and submit their summative assignment online. Teachers will be available to answer any questions during designated hours.

    • Program Fees


      Program Cost: $2790.00

      Deluxe medical and cancellation insurance: $165.00

      Registration Deadline – February 1st 2019

      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 student 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 completing and returning the “Insurance Opt-Out Form” along with proof of valid insurance coverage from another source. 

      Fees Include:

      • Airfare and land transportation
      • Accommodations
      • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
      • All admissions to both course specific sights and recreational group activities
      • Course materials
      • All applicable taxes
      • All gratuities

      Fees Do Not Include:

      • Cancellation and Medical Insurance
      • Discretionary spending money
    Program Details (Click below)

    All Ontario Students

    *Credit granted by EduTravel Private School

    EduTravel Private School has been granted the authority to issue credits by the Ontario’s Ministry of Education.  All students will receive a report card upon completion of the course.  All credits issued by EduTravel Private School are transferable to any Ontario School Board or Private School.

    Registration Deadline – February 1st 2019

    Orientation & First Class: Saturday, February 23, 2019
    Time: TBA
    Location: TBA
    Pre-Trip Online Class: Saturday, March 2, 2019
    Travel Days:  Saturday, March 9 to Saturday, March 16, 2019
    Post-Trip Online Class: Saturday, March 30, 2019 

     

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