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Cayman: Mangrove Rangers’ new exciting fundraising programme

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From Haileigh Farrington, Lead Ranger & Martin Keeley, Executive Ranger

The Mangrove Rangers have begun an exciting new international fund-raising program to help support their education programs. Working with its parent organization, the Mangrove Education Project (MEP), the Rangers have joined forces with the international WRLD Foundation (Milkywire – https// program which enables you to make contributions online. 

            The program focuses on an individual as the representative or “Impacter” of the Rangers in the person of Haileigh Farrington, lead Ranger and co-ordinator of the MEP education programs. The App can be downloaded at:    

            This is an exciting time for the Rangers to be on the Milkywire platform. It will help to open so many doors for us to grow as an organization to help educate our community in the value of our mangroves, seagrass and reefs, and to spread awareness with everyone’s help.         

            The principle focus of MEP is the production and implementation of the Coastal Resources Education Guide and Resources. The three inter-related and interdependent ecosystems that will be covered are mangroves, seagrass and reefs. Mangroves have been covered in the Year 5 curriculum since the Marvellous Mangroves resource guide was introduced by the Mangrove Action Project in 2000.         

                Marvellous Mangroves has, since its inception, been taught to every Year 5 class in Cayman in conjunction with the CI National Trust. This hand-on, science-based program has also been translated and adapted for use in 16 countries worldwide. 

               In Fall 2019, the Cayman Ministry of Education introduced a new school curriculum from the UK. This curriculum has no local resources and is was agreed to develop and introduce the Coastal Lagoon Guide and associated resources. As with Marvellous Mangroves, these resources will be directly linked to the learning outcomes in Years 5 and 6 in Cayman’s primary schools and will cover both the science, language arts and social studies aspects of the new curriculum. The teachers’ guide will be complemented with an extensive range of online, interactive teaching resources.

                Thank you for your continued support…. Happy Holidays and and all the best for 2022!


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