Grade 3 Field Trip to Jendela Alam, Bandung
On October 18, 2017, all grade 3 students of SDH Cikarang were having field trip to Jendela Alam, Bandung. This activity is staged when students already finished learning about plants and will learn about animals. Jendela Alam was chosen because this place provides the names and required information of quite varied plants and animals. With this activity, students are expected to be able to see directly and feel the ecosystem connection between plants and animals that God has created.
The activity began with gathering at school and praying together. Then we went to Jendela Alam for about 3 hours. As we arrive, we took pictures and gather in a hall to have briefing. The students were distributed into 6 groups with their own tour guides. Each of these groups will take different routes to explore Jendela Alam.
The animals that we saw were deer, fishes, lobster, snakes, birds, chickens, goats, cows, and others. As we observed and each animal, students were allowed to feed and pet them. In the same time, our tour guide also explained things about the animals. Students were also encouraged to ask things about the animals to enrich their knowledge.
The next route was the area of plants. Students were invited to come inside hydroponic plants area, one of the modern planting method which is developing right now. They were taught the theory of hydroponics and given a hydroponic seed with its planting media as well. After that, our group were looking the variety of medicinal herbs there. We learned each plant’s uniqueness and functions. Mint, lavender, aloe vera, and many more are some of the examples. After exploring, students practiced doing conventional plant using soil as the media.
At the end of the activity, we ate together and tidy up our lunch boxes. Before going home, Jendela Alam gave us eggs and water spinach as souvenirs. We prayed together, said thank you for all the tour guides from Jendela Alam, then went back to school.
From this activity, the students were very enthusiastic and they were also able to learn further about balance of the nature with the function for humans. Furthermore, in this field trip we really feel God’s protection for all of us because the weather was sunny during our field trip. The heavy rain came down when the students were on their way home. Let all the students’ knowledge and experience from this field trip will be used to preserve this nature that our amazing God has created. Soli Deo Gloria!