Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort is offering a virtual field trip for school children amid the lockdown.
This will be done via live video calls where children across the globe will be able to participate in a jungle field trip of unique and once-in-a-lifetime elephant experiences.
Over the livestream session, children will be offered interesting insights from scientific experts about how elephants think and behave. They can even interact and ask questions as well.
Moreover, children can observe the elephants’ social interaction in their native habitat. Each virtual field trip is customised to meet the needs and curriculum of the students.
John Roberts, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas’ Group director of Sustainability and Conservation, said that school children from Thailand to Melbourne to Colorado have gathered in front of monitors with handcrafted binoculars and paper-mâché elephant ears to watch the three-ton gentle giants lumber through the jungle.
He further adds, “Whilst this entertaining and educational experience is a temporary virtual substitute for educational institutions’ learning through exposure to nature and nature-based activities, it is the escapism and the enthusiasm that it affords young minds – some often trapped in challenging and confusing circumstances – that make it all worthwhile.
“Distant learning can indeed be fun and inspiring and, who knows, we may have a few newly qualified elephant veterinarians come knocking on our jungle door in ten to fifteen years’ time.”