Environmental Systems and Societies

  • Gain real life understanding of issues concerning sustainable development and how the Earth’s resources are used.
  • Consider their own relationship with their environment and the significance of choices and decisions that they make in their own lives.
  • Develop a sound understanding of the interrelationships between environmental systems and societies, to evaluate the scientific, ethical and socio-political aspects of issues.


  • Tour the highlights of Bali.
  • Learn about the impact of development and tourism on marine environments.
  • Help out with a beach clean to make an immediate impact.
  • Try your hand at organic rice farming and learn to drive an ox.
  • Visit a local market and try Balinese cooking.
  • Snorkel and kayak some of the region’s most beautiful coral reefs.
  • Discover what the ocean has to offer.

Student Outcomes

  • Students examine the impact of development on the environment considering issues such as environmental pollution and resource depletion.
  • Students explore ways in which we may change the nature of future development to make it more sustainable.
  • Students discuss and debate how the environment can have its own intrinsic value.
  • Students discuss the perceived vulnerability of coral reefs and their relative value in contributing to global biodiversity.
  • Demonstrate their growth with performances after returning back to school.