La Réserve naturelle de Saint-Martin est une aire marine protégée de 30km2 située au nord-est de l’île de Saint-Martin. Créé en 1998, cet espace préserve les cinq principaux écosystèmes de l’île : récifs coralliens, mangroves, herbiers de phanérogames, étangs et forêt sèche littorale. La Réserve gère également les 14 étangs du Conservatoire du littoral et ses 11 km de rivages terrestres naturels.

School on Grandes Cayes Beach

Les collégiens sur la plage de Grandes Cayes The students on Grandes Cayes Beach
Les collégiens sur la plage de Grandes Cayes The students on Grandes Cayes Beach

A relay class from Collège Soualiga played truant for an afternoon on February 19th the opportunity to discover the island’s main ecosystems on Grandes Cayes Beach and along the Froussards nature trail took the opportunity to discover the island’s main ecosystems on Grandes Cayes Beach and along the Froussards nature trail. This educational field trip was organized by the Nature Reserve, who is always willing to assist with environmental education. The students finished the walk with a beach cleanup, which unfortunately, is something that is always necessary on this long wild beach.

A pilot class meets the Reserve

To study Science at school is interesting, but it’s even better when the Nature Reserve itself comes into your class and presents coral reefs, as well as invasive terrestrial and marine species that have been introduced to Saint Martin. The Reserve showed a film that definitely caught the attention of the students in this 4th class at College Quartier d’Orléans, who bombarded Romain Renoux, in charge of the Nature Reserve’s “pedagogy”, and Reserve guard Daniel Lewis, with questions afterwards.

Une classe visiblement ravie d’avoir rencontré la Réserve naturelle Daniel Lewis who was recently hired as a guard by the Nature Reserve, presented his profession to the students, his interest in the protection of the environment and his passion for his island. This pilot class is studying tourism, under the convention signed between the National Education Board, the Tourist Office and the Collectivité, and is very interested in the career opportunities that are opening up little by little each year in the growing sector of ecotourism

All articles from: Newsletter-20

Environmental Communication And Education

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