“Community learning “Super” Experience Program” was held in Hakusan area from August 6 to 8, and 22 students including international students joined the event.
This subject consists of prep classes (3 times), camp (3 days and 2 nights), review class (once), report meeting, and final report. Its aim is to nurture human resilience which will help the students train and develop oneself through recognizing the importance of physical and mental strength, accepting diverse ways of thinking, and being aware that they are members of the society in an environment where they share joys and sorrows with each other.
They experienced Zen meditation, listened to the lectures by President Koetsu YAMAZAKI and Vice President Chisato MUKAI, engaged in forestry work, and stayed at local residents’ house. On the first day, they cut and picked Lindera umbellate, which are used to make toothpicks and Chinese herbal medicine, in the heat above 30℃.After that, they joined with their host family. Through working cooperatively with them, they felt the warmth of family and got to know the local culture. On the second day, they visited Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark, and learned the disaster prevention, natural environment and history of Tedorigawa area. After this, students will take review class, participate in report meetings, submit final report, and get 1 credit.
This year’s program will be held 4 times and the next one will be held from September 30 to October 2 at Ogi in Noto.