A one-day field trip is scheduled on Thursday, February 25, 2016. This will be an excellent opportunity to visit and discuss some of the interesting features of the Philippine forests and forestry of Central Luzon. Participants planning to join the field trip are requested to bring suitable clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Registration for the field trip will be conducted during the on-site registration on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Module 1: Eco-tourism and Biodiversity

The Binictican and Malawaan Mangrove cover about 30 hectares of Subic Bay coastline along with Boton (12.23 hecatres), Triboa A (7.80 hectares), Triboa B 2.50 hectares), Nabasan (6.60 hectares) and Ilanin (2.50 hectares) mangroves. The management, development and protection of these mangrove areas are under the jurisdiction of the Subic-Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)-Ecology Center.

Bat Kingdom is a large protected forest that serves as the home to an amazingly diverse community of bat species, such as fruit bats, bamboo bats, the Golden Crowned Flying Foxes–the biggest bats all over the world, and the Lesser Flat-Headed Bats–considered as the smallest bats. The Golden Crowned Flying Foxes only feed on plants and play a vital role in the life cycle of the rainforest in the country. They do this by releasing the seeds into various flowers, thus allowing flowers and plants to bloom and grow. Bat Kingdom is perfect for enthusiasts who want to observe bats in their natural habitat.

Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp is one of the premier Survival Course providers in the Philippines, offering adventurous souls a chance to uncover their primitive instinct for survival through teaching them indigenous skills with the widest range and most comprehensive survival training courses.




Module 2: Forest Rehabilitation

Paradise Ranch is an environmental project designed to educate children and the general public on protecting the environment through reforestation and animal conservation.

This is done by providing jobs to many poor individuals who join their humble effort. Paradise Ranch proudly promotes responsible charity by promoting "work for food or work for school programs" giving each of our clients, the necessary assistance to help themselves instead of providing "Dole Out."

Nayong Pilipino offers pre-colonial and colonial eras of the Philippine history. It is essentially a representation in a miniature-version of the diverse Philippines and its culture, all in one place. This recreational/ leisure/ history-learning facility is divided into numerous geographically-sectionalized display areas. Here you’ll find representations of various regions of the Philippines.




Module3: Forest Research and Extension

The programs on agriculture and forestry feature instruction and extension facilities such as a clonal nursery, bamboosetum, and rainforest demonstration site and mahogany forest park.

Nayong Pilipino offers pre-colonial and colonial eras of the Philippine history. It is essentially a representation in a miniature-version of the diverse Philippines and its culture, all in one place. This recreational/ leisure/ history-learning facility is divided into numerous geographically-sectionalized display areas. Here you’ll find representations of various regions of the Philippines.