PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten, 7 August 2023 – The installation of a birding platform on Great Salt Pond is scheduled for late August, part of the Nature Foundation’s new Birding and Ecotourism project. A small section of white mangroves will be trimmed and removed on August 7 to make room for the public access viewing platform, … Continue reading Progress underway for Nature Foundation bird viewing platform on Great Salt Pond
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten, 6 July 2023 – Sint Maarten’s first bird guide training course was successfully held in April, thanks to a collaboration between the Nature Foundation, BirdsCaribbean, and Resources for Community Resilience (R4CR). The five-day course took place in class and on the field, as eleven participants were certified as bird guides through the … Continue reading Bird guide training, part of Nature Foundation ecotourism project, certifies 11 participants on island
The Nature Foundation St. Maarten and California Academy of Sciences can look back at a successful first harvest from their partnership under the Islands 2030 St. Martin/Maarten Seed Environmental Learning project. The partners in education joined forces in May 2022 to collaborate on a wide scale plan, focused on creating accessible and equitable science and environmental learning … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten, California Academy of Sciences, Successfully Pilots Science and Nature Related Activities with Local High Schools
On June 10th , Nature Foundation St. Maarten partnered with CC1 St. Maarten and Corona Beer to conduct a successful clean-up at Mullet Bay in honor of World Ocean Day. Nearly 100 people came out to support this worthy cause and collected over 1955.6lbs (887kgs) of litter! Various groups collected over 100lbs of litter per group, … Continue reading In Honor of World Ocean Day: Partners of In-No-Plastic Project, Nature Foundation SXM and CC1 Lead Successful Beach Clean Up
Representatives of the Nature Foundation St. Maarten and the California Academy of Sciences visited the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, the honorable Drs. Rodolphe E. Samuel. The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the Minister to the St. Maarten Environmental Learning Seed Project, a new project born from the partnership between the … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten, California Academy of Sciences meet with Minister of Education to discuss Science and Nature Education Project
Last weekend the Nature Foundation Sint Maarten had the possibility to conduct two free Coral Education Snorkel Trips. These snorkels were funded by sponsors, such as Windward Roads, FKG, Dock Maarten Marina, and Port de Plaisance Marina, and won as prizes for the 8th Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt organized by the Scuba Shop. These free … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Organized Two Free Coral Education Snorkels, Thanks to Windward Roads, Local Sponsors and the Scuba Shop.
To spread awareness about the negative impacts, both ethically and environmentally, that can result from marine mammal captivity the Nature Foundation St. Maarten would like to make the public aware of these serious negative impacts regarding these establishments and the effect on the environment and tourism. Dolphins in the wild swim up to 100 kilometers … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Explains the Negative Effects of Marine Mammal Captivity and Dolphinariums
St. Maarten students from the ages of 12 to 14 are being invited to apply to become Junior Rangers for the Nature Foundation St. Maarten. These students will learn about several topics and skills regarding conservation from the foundation staff during planned monthly activities. Educating the youth of St. Maarten about the importance of preserving … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten is now accepting applications from local youth for the 2020 Junior Ranger Program.
Last week staff of the Nature Foundation St. Maarten and members of IHE Delft Institute for Water Education visited several local high schools to give presentations about the importance of coral reefs and the threats and issues facing St. Maarten’s reef system. During the school visits the team introduced their Coral Competition and encouraged students … Continue reading Nature Foundation and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education visit local schools to educate students about the importance of Coral Reefs and introduce Student Competition
Collaborates with the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, STINAPA Bonaire and World Wildlife Fund The Nature Foundation St Maarten selected four youth environmental exchange participants after a tough selection procedure with many suitable applicants. The Foundation congratulates Marshall Leone from the Learning Unlimited school, Maya Speetjens from Milton Peters College, Nubia Stomp from St Dominic High … Continue reading Nature Foundation Announces Participants for Youth Environmental Exchange