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
The Nature Foundation St Maarten is looking for students in the age 12 and 13 years old with affinity for nature conservation and marine life for a very exciting event called: Junior Ranger Exchange! The DCNA (Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance) board would like to invite youths of each island of the Dutch Caribbean to represent … Continue reading Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance Partners with Nature Foundation, STINAPA Bonaire and World Wildlife Fund for Youth Environmental Exchange
The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has requested in writing an update from Parliament on steps currently being taken to ban single-use plastic products such as plastic bags, straws and cutlery and Styrofoam food containers in an effort to reduce marine litter and pollution on St Maarten. Single use plastic pollution is one of the biggest … Continue reading Nature Foundation Requests Update From Parliament on Steps to Ban Single-Use Plastics
The Nature Foundation St Maarten recently established the presence of ‘Tissue Loss Disease’ on several local coral reefs, the Foundation was able to establish through further investigation that in many locations some 90% of coral is either infected or dead. The disease is a relatively new issue that has been plaguing coral reefs in the … Continue reading St. Maarten’s Coral Reefs Are Dying Due to Disease, Poor Wastewater Infrastructure