I have been working on a project for the better part of this year, and I am just so excited about it that I can’t keep it under wraps any longer!
Last May, I interviewed and chose 36 wonderful rising Form 4 and 5 students from 5 secondary schools around Saint Lucia. Last week, these students were able to go to our 6th annual Rainforest Camp so that they could learn more about their island. We went snorkeling in the mangroves of Marigot and the reefs of Anse Chastanet. We hiked (and hiked and hiked) through the Des Cartier Trail in the rainforest. We learned about biodiversity, especially in (terrestrial and aquatic) insects and learned about seed adaptations in plants. We also played lots of fun games that teach about animal life here in Saint Lucia. Everything was so much fun but I really feel like everyone learned a lot about the biodiversity of the island!
As exciting as camp was, I’m even more excited about what comes next! These students now will be leading environmental clubs (called SEA Creatures Clubs) in the primary schools around the island so that they can pass on the things that they learned at camp! Every time I talk to my students, I am just so proud and amazed by their enthusiasm and willingness to give back to their communities. It makes me so anxious for school to start! But not too soon… I still have a lot of planning to do for primary school lessons now!
Thank you SEA Stars for making my job so much fun! 😀