Environmental Protection education program enters 3rd phase


Environmental Protection St. Maarten - Laura Bijnsdorp

Epic’s environmental educator Laura Bijnsdorp with students on an educational bird watching excursion. Photo contributed

St. Maarten News – Thanks to funding by the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association and other partners, the foundation Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic) is able to continue with its environmental educational program.

Epic is a local non-profit foundation that carries out environmental conservation, research and education projects. Its annual environmental education program offers free educational presentations and various excursions for schools, clubs, businesses, and community groups. In the past the foundation’s environmental education program has reached thousands of primary as well as secondary school students and other community groups.

For Phase 3 of the education program, Epic is offering presentations on the following topics: effects of global warming, the importance of wetlands, and birding on St. Maarten, hurricanes and their environmental impact, island biodiversity and wildlife and importance of our beaches and coastline.

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