Friday, January 10, 2014

Nature Explorers' Club: Environmental Alliance Conference/Campout

I promised my friends a long time ago that I would give them an update on how the big youth environmental conference and campout event went with the kids in our territory-wide Nature Explorers’ Club: Environmental Alliance. The event was titled “1st Annual Environmental Stewardship Youth Conference/Campout” and took place on August 9 & 10, 2013 at Cramer’s Park on the East End of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Youths, instructors, and volunteers from five different alliance member organizations in both St. Croix and St. Thomas came together to acknowledge the environmental stewardship activities of the youths to the community and to vote on the public service announcements (PSAs) developed by the youths. Here are some photos along with captions of the event:
Sea turtle nest monitoring with The Nature Conservancy.
Our marine ecosystem.
Tent assembly "Where does this thingy go?"
We got one tent up! (as well as 3 others, but 1 fell down)
Lunch in our "Taino-style" tie-dyed shirts.
Volunteer and instructor. Our elders connecting with our youth.
On the boat to Buck Island.

The view from Buck Island.

You can't go to Buck Island and not swim.
Guest speaker at the conference and voting on the PSAs.

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