Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 was the long-awaited day for the Educational Trip of BID students, faculty, staff and parents. The places of itinerary were chosen by the teachers in connection with the Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit (ITU): “Electrical Energy” they had taught in the class. These places were the Wawa Dam in Montalban, Rizal; Science Discovery Center in the Mall of Asia; the Meralco Museum in Ortigas and Manila Ocean Park in Luneta.
In Montalban, not only did the students see the beautiful view of the trees, the rock formation and the music of the birds and the coolness of the wind in the early morning. They also saw how the dam generates power. Enjoying nature, everybody took out their food and spent the time eating their breakfast. Some did not waste time
but rented the raft and went sailing.
The next stop was the Science Discovery Center in MOA where the students tried to play some interactive games and saw robotic displays. They experienced how earthquakes happen and move mechanically. Plus many others, the film was shown how the planets and stars collide and moved in its axis.
The third stop was the Meralco Museum where they presented a 15-minute film about the history of
Meralco (Manila Electric Company) and how to conserve electricity. In the museum, there were prominent people who became the heads of the company through the years. There were memorabilias, the tramvia (the first electrical train in the Philippines) and the miniature homes to show how the power plant is distributed to the different users.
In the Manila Ocean Park which was the last place visited, there was the Sea lion show, the fish spa, and the “Aquatica”, the dancing fountain. Almost everybody enjoyed the fish spa where the tiny fish they called the “doctor fish” were given the time to remove the dead cells from the feet. Actually, it felt like somebody was tickling your toes and feet. It was indeed a hilarious and refreshing experience.