Snorkel club grads ready to become junior rangers

POSTED: 09/18/12 12:52 PM

St. Maarten – The Nature Foundation’s snorkel club came to an end on Saturday at the Megaplex cinemas where the students were treated to a showing of Finding Nemo 3D. This is the third snorkel club the foundation hosted since the program started in 2010.

The Nature Foundation, in a continued effort to educate and stress the important role the youth plays in the future of nature conservation on this island, established the program to educate local youth in snorkelling skills and marine conservation. Children were given a number of lessons with each lesson consisting of both theory and practical elements.
Lessons included snorkelling skills, marine naturalist courses, introduction to scuba diving, hiking tours, and a special closing activity, in this case the showing at the theatres.

After graduating from snorkel club the children now have the opportunity to become Nature Foundation Junior Rangers. The Snorkel Club program was made possible through the generous donation and support from various businesses who contributed to the Rockstars for Nature event earlier this year. The popular local band Orange Grove has also continuously supported Nature Education on St. Maarten by promoting the snorkel club through various outreach activities conducted earlier this year and by donating a percentage of their sales.

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