Anguilla National Trust holds seventh annual Adventure Anguilla environmental camp
From 11 to 14 December, 20 young people from the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School Environmental and Conservation Club participated in the seventh annual Anguilla National Trust (ANT) Adventure Anguilla environmental camp.
Adventure Anguilla was created in 2006 as a week-long outdoors programme that seeks to raise awareness amongst Anguilla’s youth about the importance of and interconnections among the island’s land, marine, and coastal ecosystems.
The 2012 day camp combined in-class lectures and discussions with in-field activities which gave participants an opportunity to learn about and discover Anguilla’s natural environment. In-class and field activities were facilitated by the ANT staff and included learning about Anguilla’s dry scrubland, wetlands, and coral reefs as well as conducting vegetation assessments, hiking and examining Anguilla’s east coast, as well as exploring the East End Pond Conservation Area and Little Harbour wetland system, walking along the Forest coastline, and taking a closer look at Sandy Ground’s shallow marine environment. While Adventure Anguilla has traditionally been a day camp with one evening session held on one of Anguilla’s beaches, this year, the camp included an overnight activity which involved the young people spending the night playing team games, roasting marshmallows, watching the Geminid meteor shower, and sleeping in tents on the Anguilla National Trust grounds.
The ANT is grateful for the support from the Governor’s Office and the Overseas Territories Programme Fund which funded Adventure Anguilla 2012, Royden Romney of Triple R Car Rentals, and the ALHCS Environmental Club coordinators, Ms Joselyn Theophile-Richardson and Ms Shanika Webster.
– Press Release
(Published without editing by The Anguillian newspaper.)