Barbados Primary & Secondary Schools Environmental Tour

Schools Invited to Register Early

Environmental Tour

Primary Schools – September 24, 2015

Secondary Schools September 25 2015

The National Conservation Commission, the co-coordinating agency for National Arbor Day (celebrated on September 22nd annually), a day for planting trees, is continuing its efforts to promote a more sustainable standard of living under the theme TREES: The Circle of Life.

Recognising the importance of community participation in achieving a more sustainable standard of living, the Commission will be continuing its efforts to encourage community groups, schools, service clubs & church groups to reduce our carbon footprint through the utilization of renewable energy and to plant & preserve trees within their homes and immediate environs.

Environmental education is the key to realizing this goal. Environmental education is therefore critical to grooming the future custodians (the youth) of our environment that connects them to the world around them. This raises their awareness of pertinent issues that are impacting the environment, which will inevitably compromise our quality of life and in many cases threaten our survival and that of the yet unborn.

With this focus in mind, the National Conservation Commission is again inviting Primary Schools to an Environmental Tour and Propagation Workshop at our headquarters at Codrington on September 24th from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Secondary Schools will benefit from a similar experience on September 25th students from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Snacks and drinks will be on sale.

Students and teachers will be afforded the opportunity to view/participate in the following environmental projects and workshop:

  1. Renewable Energy Project

  2. Water Harvesting Project

  3. Apiary

  4. Fish Pond

  5. Plant Nursery

  6. Plant Propagation Workshop

Principals of Primary and Secondary Schools are asked to contact the PR/Marketing Department of the National Conservation Commission at Tel: 425-1200 to confirm your interest and participation by September 18, 2015. Only registered schools will be accommodated. Please note that up to 20% discount on selected plants will be extended to students and teachers.

NB. Students should be encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and walk with an adequate supply of drinking water.

On Saturday September 26th a Plant Sale offering up to 20% discount on selected plants can be expected. The general public will also benefit from a Plant Propagation Workshop, Environmental Tours and Practical demonstrations on “How to Use Sargassum Seaweed in Your Garden”. These activities will take place at our headquarters at Codrington from 08:00am – 3:00pm.

Program of activities (September 26, 2015)

  • Plant Sale throughout the day

  • Propagation Workshop - 9:00am. – 10:00am.

  • Sargassum Demonstration #1 - 10:30am. – 11:15pm.

  • Environmental Tour #1 – 12:00pm. – 12:45pm.

  • Sargassum Demonstration #2 – 1:00pm. – 1:45pm.

  • Environmental Tour #2 – 2:00pm. – 2:45pm.

Further, the Commission is pleased to advise that a limited supply of shade trees will be donated on a first come first serve basis on Saturday September 26, 2015.