The ISB Environmental Wilderness Campus (EWC) welcomed the first group of Grade 7 ISB students to the campus on Wednesday, 24th of January, as part of the Middle School Outdoor Education Program.
The facility, located in Petchaburi on the banks of a reservoir that is part of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s sustainability and water conservation project, has 40 Rai of land and capacity for close to 50 students. It is fully equipped with a boathouse, accommodation, a canteen, a swimming pool, and multi-purpose classrooms. It also features sustainability initiatives, such as a grey water recycling system with solar power being installed.
From the center, students can enjoy activities such as kayaking, hiking, rock-climbing, navigation and orienteering and programs in ecology, conservation and sustainability. They will also work within the local communities through our collaboration with local run outreach projects and schools.
The land surrounding the campus is expansive and we have re-established a wetland environment next to the facility and re-introduced native plants.
Aside from ISB’s Middle School students, the center will also be used for High Schoolers for supporting coursework in the sciences and geography as well as an inspiring location for IB Theory of Knowledge classes and artists retreats. We look forward to welcoming our upper Elementary students to the center soon as well!
The official opening is taking place in March and we hope you’ll join us to celebrate this momentous occasion! We’ll also be celebrating at the ISB Panthers Green Ball in May! More information on both to follow soon!
Check out the facility here: