Forest Building Activities 2015

Here comes the rainy season that means it’s forest building time for us. Are you looking for an exciting way on how you can contribute in the conservation of our forests? Join us as we continue to rebuild our forest and continue what we started in our previous Roots and Shoots Activities. You might haven’t seen what these places will offer you and reward your labor for it’s scenic beauty as we travel together in these remote schools for our Forest building Activities this year.

Here are the dates;

July 25-26, 2015              Tamang and Batan Elementary School, Kabayan

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August 14-16, 2015          Ekip and Naswak Elementary School, Bokod

Details and Itinerary:

Day 01 August 14, 2015 Friday

4:00am Assembly at Slaughter house Magsaysay, Baguio City

5:00am ETD Baguio

7:30am ETA Gurel- Breakfast

9:00am ETA Ambangeg

10:30am ETA Ekip Jump off, Early Lunch (packed lunch)

12:00noon ETD Ekip, Start hike to Naswak

5:00pm ETA Naswak ES

5:30pm Pack out

7:00pm Dinner, Socialization

8:00pm Lights out

Day 02 August 15, 2015 Saturday

6:00am Wake up call

7:00am Breakfast

8:00am Forest Building Activity

12:00noon Lunch

1:00pm ETD from Naswak E.S.

5:00pm ETA to Ekip ES

5:30pm Pack out

7:00pm Dinner, Socialization

9:00pm Light out

Day 03 August 15, 2015 Sunday

6:00am Wake up call

7:00am Breakfast

8:00am Forest Building

12:00noon Lunch

1:00pm ETD Ekip ES

5:00pm ETA Baguio City

Things to Bring:

Extra clothes

Warming clothes

Rain gears

Trekking pole

Cook set

Food (Day 01 packed lunch,dinner, Day 02 breakfast, lunch, Dinner, Day 03 breakfast,lunch)

Utensils

Flashlight/ headlight

Sleeping bag

Water

Extra money

What to expect:

  1. Zigzag road from Baguio going to Ambangeg. (Highway)
  2. Mountain trails, pine forest, mossy forest
  3. Weather; morning until afternoon not too hot. At night until early in the morning the temperature drops (most likely Mt. Pulag weather). Expect the rain in the afternoon.
  4. We will be passing small communities.
  5. We will be sleeping inside the classrooms.
  6. We will be cooking our own food.
  7. No current.

About the place:

Naswak is a small community in Bokod and composed of 30 households. The area is located at the boundary of Bokod and Nueva Vizcaya. Their main spoken dialect is kalanguya and can also speak the dialect of Ilocano and Tagalog.

Take Note

  1. Please always be respectful of the environment and the people especially the locals you will be interacting with.
  2. Ask permission before you take pictures of an individual (local people).

Expenses:

P 240.00/head Back and forth commute via public transportation (van)

(We might arrange a jeep for this trip depending on how many people will join the forest building. Fare might change too.)

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September 4-7, 2015        Tacadang Elementary School, Kibungan, Benguet and Bakun Elementary School, Bakun

Details and Itinerary:

Day 01 Sept. 04, 2015 Friday

12:00am Assembly at Porta Vaga,Upper Session

1:00am ETD Baguio City

5:00am ETA Central Kibungan

5:30am Breakfast (packed)

7:00am Start trek going to Tacadang Proper

11:00am Lunch (packed)

12:00noon Continue Trek

5:00pm ETA at Tacadang Proper

6:00am Pack out/rest

7:00om Dinner/ Socialization

9:00pm Lights Lout

Day 02 Sept. 05, 2015 Saturday

7:00am Wake up call

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Forest Building Activity

12:00noon Lunch

1:00pm Continue Forest Building/

After Forest Building take time to enjoy the place

Preparation for tomorrow’s whole day trek

6:00pm Dinner

8:00am Lights out

Day 03 Sept. 06, 2015 Sunday

5:00am Wake up call

6:00am Breakfast

7:00am ETD Tacadang Proper

11:00am Lunch (pack lunch)

1:00pm Continue Trek

4:00pm ETA Bakun Proper

5:00pm Pack out/rest

6:00pm Dinner/Socialization

8:00pm Lights Out

Day 04 Sept. 07, 2015 Monday

6:00am Wake up call

7:00am Breakfast

8:00am Orientation

8:30am Forest Building Activity

12:00noon Lunch

1:00pm ETD Bakun

6:00pm ETA Baguio

Things to bring:

Extra clothes
Jacket
Rain gears
Trekking pole
Cook set
Butane

Food (Day 01 packed breakfast, packed lunch, dinner at Tacadang, Day 02 breakfast, lunch, Dinner, Day 03 breakfast, packed lunch, dinner, Day 04 Breakfast, lunch)

Utensils
Flashlight/ headlight
Sleeping bag
Water
Extra money

What to expect:

1. Zigzag road from Baguio going to Kibungan. (Kapangan road,Halcema Highway)
2. Mountain trails, pine forest.
3. Steep ascends and descends on the trails.
4. Weather; open area-exposed from sunlight while trekking. At night not too hot not to cold.
5. We will be passing foot bridges and small communities.
6. We will be sleeping inside the classrooms.
7. We will be cooking our own food.
8. No electricity in the area of Tacadang.

Take Note:

1. This is a MAJOR CLIMB. For first timers who will be joining us please have your training before the said date.
2. Steep ascends and descends.
3. Please always be respectful of the environment and the people especially the locals you will be interacting with.
Ask permission before you take pictures of an individual (local people).
4. Route via Trek: Entrance- Central Kibungan. Exit- Bakun.

Expenses:

Fare per head may vary after the final head count for this trip. (We will need to hire a jeep for this trip.)

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October 03-04, 2015              Camangaan Elementary School, Bokod

Details and Itinerary:

Day 01 October 03, 2015 Saturday

8:00am Assembly Time at Slaughter house, Magsaysay, Baguio City

9:00am ETD at Baguio City

12:00noon Stop Over/ Lunch at Jang-Jang Eatery

2:00pm ETA at Camangaan, Bokod

2:30pm ETA at Camangaan Elementary School, Bokod (30mins walk-road)

4:00pm Socialization

6:00pm Dinner

8:00pm Lights out

Day 02 October 04, 2015 Sunday

5:00am Wake up Call

6:00am Breakfast

7:00am Orientation

7:30am Forest Building Activity

12:00noon Lunch

1:00pm ETD at Camanggaan Elementary School

5:00pm ETA at Baguio City

Things to Bring:

Extra clothes

Warming clothes

Rain gears

Flashlight/ headlight

Sleeping bag

Earth pad

Slippers

Water

Snacks

Extra money

What to expect:

  1. Weather; Moderate.
  2. We will be sleeping inside the classrooms.
  3. Expect the rain in the afternoon.

Take Note

  1. Please always be respectful of the environment and the people especially the locals you will be interacting with.
  2. Ask permission before you take pictures of an individual (local people).
  3. Food: We will let the school/Teachers cook our food for them to have an extra income during our stay instead of bringing and cooking our own food. This will also avoid us from bringing trash from our packed foods. Food may cost P80.00 and below per meal.

Expenses:

P 240.00/head Back and forth commute via public transportation (van)

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How to join:

Just send your complete name via email or text message for your confirmation for head count purposes.

 

Feel free to ask questions regarding the details of the trip.

Stay tuned for more details of the Forest building Activities this 2015. Let’s save and conserve our Cordillera Forests.

We can make a better future for our children. Plant now and Let’s keep it Green.

 

For queries please contact;

M: +639997278217

E: cordillera.conservation.trust@gmail.com