Students of Agape Christian School took advantage of the President’s Day holiday to learn more about marine biology last Feb. 17 in a trip aboard the Saipan Submarine.
In total, 130 students and 20 parents/chaperones took part in the underwater tour of the Saipan Lagoon.
According to the Agape school pastor, Kok H. Pang, the students and parents who took part in this astonishing experience were very excited and very happy, especially since they were in a submarine and could see the fish and other sea animals up close.
There was also a voiceover inside the submarine that told all guests about what’s coming up, which provided a lot of information for the students to become more aware of what’s under the ocean.
The group was able to witness many schools of fish, three turtles, and one blacktip baby shark.
Pang also pointed out that it’s important that the students not only learn about studying and getting high grades so that they can go to a great school, but that it’s important to also know how to be a good person.
“It’s important to explore the world that God created and to be a blessing to other people and most especially the environment,” he added.
Pang, who moved with his family from Singapore to Saipan as missionaries, said they enjoy the beaches, the weather, and the clean air of the CNMI, so it’s important that the students learn how to preserve these things on the islands.
“We don’t have a zoo but we have the sea, and we hope there will be more to offer for the students who are interested in marine engineering, marine science, and other fields, to learn more about that particular field,” said Pang.