|BNT partners with the Mall at Marathon|
|Tuesday, 07 August 2012 16:57|
The BNT took the opportunity to create a displays and activities that focused on the Coppice Forest Ecosystem and the importance of water conservation.
The first Saturday visitors to the corner were introduced to a young friendly brown racer, learned about birds that live in the Coppice Forest and were able to make a special eco-visor. There was also a special display on Bush Medicine and an opportunity to taste a ‘bush tea.’
“It was a great experience and we were busy all morning” said Portia Sweeting, Director of Education.
Water conservation and where water comes from was the topic this past Saturday. Visitors were able to view a special exhibit on water conservation sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada and participate in a number of water related activities.The Water Lens Puzzle and Water cycle wheel were very popular with visitors to the area.
The Water Conservation exhibit is part of the larger RBC Blue Water Project which will provide support for education and outreach to create a greater awareness in The Bahamas of the need to conserve water and protect our water table
According to Shelley Cant-Woodside, BNT Education officer, the Trust partners with a variety of organizations to provide fun and informative educational experiences about the Bahamian environment.
Photo 1: Youth engaging in a group discussion about the Coppice Forest Ecosystem and the importance of water conservation.
Photo 2: Young students combine their creativity and knowledge given to create their eco-visors.
Photo 3: Family trying to complete puzzle challenge in three minutes.
Photo 4: Families showing off their prizes, water cycle crafts and new eco-visors.
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