The 2011-12 Bird Fellow, Jesse Froehlich, worked with the Odyssey Institute on the TEAC Ecological Development Guide for a special residential facility in West Bali National Park.
The Odyssey Institute provides customized experiential education programs for international schools in the fields of environmental education and cultural studies. Centered in Bali, Indonesia, the Odyssey Institute equips and inspires participants for the 21st century and is a catalyst for conservation and sustainable livelihoods. The organization’s mission is to contribute to a global culture of sustainability through the provision of customized learning adventures in the fields of environmental education and cultural studies.
The Tropical Ecology Adventure Centre (TEAC) is the Odyssey Institute’s vision for a one-hectare specialist residential facility designed to accommodate visiting high schools and universities from around the world. TEAC will be managed by leading experts and affiliated with local and international institutions to provide outstanding services in a truly unique environment. Based on a white sand beach within West Bali National Park, TEAC will offer a range of tropical wilderness learning adventures including:
- Coral Reef Ecology: includes various conservation and research projects such as reef rehabilitation and installation of Biorock structures along the house reef.
- Forest Ecology: includes conservation initiatives, research projects, trekking and endangered species programs.
- Wilderness Adventure / Leadership Development: includes life skills and survival courses, scuba diving, kayaking, wilderness first aid courses, professional development programs, and more.
See Jesse’s final report, the TEAC Ecological Development Guide for more details.