Field studies are an excellent way for students to learn ecological concepts and practices alongside their current core modules of Engineering and IT.
Central to this module is the concept of inquiry-based learning. Students are encouraged to foster ownership and cultivate enthusiasm for this most essential subject by observation, recording, analyzing and then telling others.
Today after an introduction by Chair of Program, Michael Purcell, over 100 male and female students took charge of planting a variety of species of trees in the FMC grounds. More trees and plants are scheduled for the forthcoming weeks and students planting the trees will have their names and dates on a plaque beside the tree.
The intention is to develop the grounds further to allow study of ecosystems, biomes and environmental interactions at FMC.
In the future it is intended to bring other HCT institutes to Fujairah to study this vital but dynamic issue. As the UAE becomes more aware of the importance of sustainable concepts and moves towards the 2030 vision, FMC will be at the forefront of teaching and research. This in turn will give graduates huge benefits in their future careers.
Thanks to Sean James for sending this article and photos.
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