Underwater debris cleanup around Pulau Semak Daun and Pulau Melinjo which are nearby Pulau Pramuka.
The Thousand Islands or locally known as the Kepulauan Seribu is a small archipelago north of the Jakarta Bay. The area has always been pressurized by debris that came out of Jakarta and also illegal fish bombing in the past. Some of the area has been declared as National Marine Park, however its vicinity to the big town of Jakarta could not avoid it from massive amount of debris.
Come and join our Dive Against Debris on March 3 to 4, 2012. It's the end of rainy season in Western Indonesia region and as usual, the Thousand Islands area of Jakarta will be packed of marine debris.
As scheduled, on June 19-20, 2011 we made a trip with a group of kids and parents from the High/Scope Indonesia school. The trip which has been prepared in about a month was named: "High/Scope Mums & Kids Goes To Pulau Seribu, Protecting The Ocean One Little Step at A Time".
The trip was joined by 4 pre-schoolers (3 years old) and 2 elementary grade students, plus their parents. They are:
A Project AWARE Kids program organized by Banyu Biru Explorers will be conducted on June 19 – 20, 2011 at the Kepulauan Seribu area of Jakarta Bay.
Activities involved will be beach cleanup, mangrove and reef planting, and turtle conservation.
The event will collaborate parents and their children in doing ocean conservation and to raise awareness towards the importance of a clean ocean and shoreline, how to preserve our shorelines and conserving the sea turtles.
Project AWARE Kids program for High/Scope Indonesia school pupils.
About Pulau Pramuka:
It is one of the largest and inhabited island of the Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands) archipelago at the Jakarta Bay. The island is located approximately 30 nautical miles north of Jakarta and could be reach within an hour by using fast boat from Marina Ancol. Pulau Pramuka is surrounded by several other islands, such as: Pulau Panggang, Pulau Pari, Pulau Tidung, Pulau Putri, Pulau Sepa, Pulau Kotok, Pulau Semak Daun and Pulau Melinju.