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Puerto Rico

Culture Subject Trip to Puerto Rico

 

We travel to Puerto Rico, where we will gain insight into cultural differences and similarities.
We will also see how human behaviour and the amazing forces of nature affect life on this unique island - both on land and in the sea.

The trip

  • School visits - where we present, of course - in English
  • Rainforest tour - El Yunque
  • Island hop to Culebra/Mona - Snorkeling - With possible surprise
  • Experience bioluminescent organisms - in the Bio bay
  • Opportunity for surfing/diving
  • Culture and history in Old Town San Juan

 

The lessons

The starting point of the course will be the history of Puerto Rico, colonialism and the island's current status in relation to the United States.
The next important element of teaching is that students should be active co-creators of the subject and the journey. They will help to prioritise the studies and activities to be carried out in Denmark and Puerto Rico.
We will also verify the claim that Puerto Rican lifestyles differ from Danish lifestyles. This concerns everything from family life, norms and traditions, schooling, and not least leisure life.
Of course, we have to do studies with "biological glasses" on, so we have a comparable basis for the many obvious nature studies in Puerto Rico both on land and in the sea.
Finally, we're also going to get in the water and do some activities here at home.

 

UN's 17 Development Goals

The primary focus of the subject is these two:
  • Goal 14: Life below water
  • Objective 15 Life on land

However, it would be unavoidable not also to deal with:

  • Goal 10 Reduce inequality
  • Goal 13: Climate action

 

Requirements for the students

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months after the trip begins.
  • Courage to meet new people with a different view of life and different living conditions.
  • Ready to bid on cooking one to two evenings.
  • Courage to taste food from the Caribbean food culture - possibly also fish.
  • Motivated to be in and study nature and participate in studies - possibly also volunteering in nature both on land and in the sea.
  • Diving certificate (Open Water Diver) can optionally be acquired simultaneously with the culture subject.
  • Diving certificates or other dives are NOT part of the co-payment, but are paid separately in addition to the quoted price.

(Expected price Open Water Diver certificate 1.700 DKK.)

(2 Dives e.g. from La Parguera on "La Estrella" (coral formation) "The Wall" (wall down to the Caribbean deep) approx. 700 DKK.)

 

Teachers

Kim Glerup
hck@ranumefterskole.dk
Kim Glerup
km@ranumefterskole.dk

 

Vaccinations

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A

 

Terms and economy

Self-payment approx. 9.500 DKK.

Pocket money: App. 1.000 DKK recommended

 

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