The AISL Explore Zambia Program is designed to extend the AISL curriculum to an interesting and unfamiliar outdoor/cultural setting in Zambia. This program is part of the school program, which means that all students are expected to participate. Beginning in our Early Learning Center, students go on local field trips that support their PP Units of Inquiry. Students in Grades 4-10 travel overnight to various destinations in Zambia.
Explore Zambia consists of three components, and most grade level trips have two of the three components in place. The components are as follows:
Adventure Education: Students will develop skills in effective communication, cooperation, and problem solving by taking part in safe and developmentally appropriate outdoor physical and intellectual challenges.
Intercultural/Environmental Awareness: Students will learn about the culture and/or ecology of a particular region and/or location in Zambia.
Service Learning: Students will take part in a service learning initiative that benefits the local population and/or environment.
All trips have clear curricular objectives, an itinerary/program in place to support the achievement of the objectives, and a risk management plan in place to support the health and safety of students.
You may click here to download the Explore Zambia Planning and Program Guide.