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EARTHCARE presents to Coach Nathan's 2011 Tennis Camper
By Gail Woon
Aug 18, 2011 - 11:19:56 AM

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Coach Nathan O'Connor's 2011 Tennis Campers L-R Gustavo Reyes, Coach Nathan O'Connor, Candice Woon, Jaelen Bartlett, Leopold Wright, Robert Wright, front row: Maya Sweeting

Freeport, Bahamas - Campers attending Coach Nathan O'Connor's Tennis Camp were treated to a presentation by EARTHCARE on Becoming a Good Environmental Steward.  The EARTHCARE representative spoke about Earth Day, International Coastal Cleanup Day, the Industrial area of Grand Bahama Island, water pollution, habitat destruction, motor oil recycling, air pollution, climate change, and pollution of the ground.  The children participated fully in the discussions and were very interested in the materials presented.  At the end of the presentation a round of trivia questions showed how much the children had absorbed.   

The Grand Prize winner of the EARTHCARE Trivia contest was Robert Wright age 12 from Nassau and Cat Island.  The Second place winner, Leopold Wright age 11 ½, Robert's brother and Third place winner, Maya Sweeting age 7 also received prizes.   

Gail Woon, EARTHCARE Founder was very happy to be called back to work with the students again this summer.  “Our first time with Coach Nathan's Tennis Campers was in 2010.  Normally all of the EARTHCARE work stops during the summer because all of the schools are closed.  Coach Nathan invited us here to work with his campers again in 2011, so we were glad to be able to reach some more young minds.  We covered a lot of material in a small amount of time.    We tackled the topics of air, water, and ground pollution.  We also covered the significance of Earth Day and the students were encouraged to participate in International Coastal Cleanup Day this September. The campers also learned about simple things that they can do in their everyday lives to make a difference such as:  Conserve water; Use cars less; Walk or ride your bike; Recycle; Compost; Change lightbulbs to CFL; Make your home more energy efficient; Make sure parents maintain their cars; Turn off lights and unplug appliances when not in use; Use solar; Use green shopping bags; Donate used clothing; Buy used items; Be active in your community; Be a good example for your peers.  It was a great time and we hope that Coach Nathan will invite EARTHCARE back next summer!” 

Coach Nathan's Tennis Camp began on June 25th and wraps up with a grand beach day 26th August, 2011.  The campers learn about tennis, golf, nutrition, exercise, responsibility and the environment.  The activities other than tennis include a day at the beach, excursions to the library and games.  Coach Nathan's Tennis Camp will begin again after school closes in June 2012.  Sign up early.     

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