March 5, 2021

Cayman Islands Mangrove Rangers first Mangrove Discovery Camp

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The Cayman Islands Mangrove Rangers is launching its first Mangrove Discovery Camp in celebration of World Wetlands Day. The two day daily camp is on January 30 and 31`will involve a series of hands-on activities based on the Marvelous Mangroves curriculum which has been taught in all Cayman schools for over 20 years. During the afternoon of the second day the 20 attendees will take a kayak discovery tour of the famous Central Mangroves – at 8,500 the largest contiguous wetland in the Caribbean.

The camp is a joint project between the Mangrove Action Project (MAP)’s Rangers, Sea Elements, which operates the kayaks, the Mangrove Education Project and the International College of the Cayman Islands. In addition to the camp MAP the Rangers have begun work on piloting in the classroom the new curriculum which is being developed to integrate mangroves with the rest of the coastal lagoon ecosystem – seagrass and coral reefs. A pilot of the kayak tour was also carried out last month to assess operational procedures.

There are still places open. The camp runs each day from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. At the International College of the Cayman Islands. Kayaks will be launched at the new Newlands Barcadere at the foot of Leeward Drive in Newlands. 

For more information contact the Mangrove Rangers at: 923-9000 or WhatsApp 526-5072. Email: [email protected] or check out our FB Page:  https://www.facebook.com/mangroverangersky 

Admission is free, and donations will be gratefully received. Cheques made payable to Mangrove Education Project ., a Cayman registered NPO which operates the Mangrove Rangers.

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