On Wednesday, March 13th, Grade 11 and Grade 2 students visited some of our mangroves right here in Camana Bay as part of their learning and service project. Cathy Childs from the National Trust spoke to the students beforehand about the different types of mangroves they would see, and why they are so important to not only our island but to the global ecosystem. Ms. Childs then accompanied the students on their walk around the area, answering their questions and helping them to understand what they were seeing and how we can all work to preserve and protect our local environment.
While walking around the mangroves together, the eleventh graders worked with the second graders to complete worksheets about the area including visible human impact, both positive and negative, and the different local flora and fauna that they could see and hear. They were even lucky enough to see a pair of green parrots fly past towards the end of their walk!
The students had a great time working together and seeing their studies come to life right on their doorstep. They are excited to move onto the next phase of the Grove Zone service project and start thinking about how they can help regenerate some of our local mangroves and continue protecting and enhancing our beautiful island.