• 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

      • Cabarete Beach
      • Chocal Chocolate Factory
      • Mount Isabel Cable Car Tour
      • Taino Organic Farm Tour and Lunch
      • El Choco National Park
      • Cave Exploration and Tree Planting
      • Las Canas Beach Walk
      • Traditional Dominican Cuisine
      • and so much more!

      Note: Here at EduTravel, we believe that every activity is a valuable learning experience. ALL entertainment, activities, attractions, and excursions are included in the trip price. We have no hidden fees or optional excursions at EduTravel because your schedule is packed with engaging activities that include everyone. We value inclusion and transparency in our offerings and we know that our travellers appreciate this too!

    • Courses

      • 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

      *Credit granted by EduTravel Private School and transferable to all Ontario schools.

      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.

    • Mandatory Program Dates

      February 15, 2020: 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 29, 2020: Orientation & First Class
      Parents and students are required to attend the morning program orientation.  Only students are required 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 7, 2020: 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 14 to March 21, 2020: 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.

      April 4, 2020: 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

      Register before July 1, 2019, to secure Early Bird Pricing for the 2020 travel dates!

      Early Bird Pricing: $2790.00

      Deluxe medical and cancellation insurance: $180.00

      Registration Deadline – February 1st, 2020 (Early Bird Pricing ends July 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
      • EduTravel Course Book
      • Tailored experiential learning opportunities
      • Dedicated EduTravel Educational Guide
      • Adult supervision consisting of teachers, tour directors, teaching assistants, and program administrators
      • All applicable taxes
      • All gratuities

      Fees Do Not Include:

      • Cancellation and Medical Insurance
      • Discretionary spending money

    Registration Deadline – February 1st 2020

    Register before July 1, 2019, to secure Early Bird Pricing!

    Orientation & First Class: Saturday, February 29, 2020
    Time: TBA
    Location: TBA (Toronto Region)
    Pre-Trip Online Class: Saturday, March 7, 2020
    Travel Days:  Saturday, March 14 to Saturday, March 21, 2020
    Post-Trip Online Class: Saturday, April 4, 2020 

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