Environmental education provided at Grand Bahama tennis camp
Aug 7, 2015 - 1:26:16 AM
Gail Woon of EARTHCARE seen right with tennis camp kids
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Environmental education NGO based in Grand Bahama, EARTHCARE recently presented to tennis campers attending Coach Nathan O’Connor’s Tennis
Camp, and Bahamian Environmental issues were the focus.
Gail Woon, EARTHCARE representative was
happy to interact with the campers. “The students were a pleasure to work
with. They have a good grasp on the
environmental topics covered,” she said.
Topics presented this summer included: Ground, Air and Water Pollution, Solid Waste
Management (burning refuse versus a properly lined and managed Landfill),
Unsustainable Development (e.g. building golf courses on beach fronts resulting
in fertilizers polluting the reef and surrounding habitat as well as the
environmental impacts of mega-developments), Dredging without Environmental
Impact Assessment, Oil Spills, Industrial Mining, Coastal Habitat Destruction,
Endangered Sea and Shore Birds, Healthy Reefs vs. Unhealthy Reefs, Sea Level
Rise, Mangrove Destruction, Abaco Parrots, Turtles, Sharks and Kids Who make a
The children were very engaged and
EARTHCARE said they were happy to have had the opportunity to interact with them. The campers learn about tennis, golf,
nutrition, exercise and responsibility, so the presentation was well an excellent addition to the program. The Camp continues through
to the end of August. If you still need something
constructive for your child to do this summer contact Coach Nathan at the Grand
Bahama Tennis & Squash Club.
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