Popular Nature Education Program Nature Foundation Snorkel Club to Start on July 9th

Parents urged to register children soon due to limited space

Nature Foundation will once again start its popular Nature Education Snorkel Club Program from Wednesday July 9th to Saturday August 9th 2014. The Nature Foundation, in a continued effort to educate and stress the important role the youth plays in the future of nature conservation on this island, established the Snorkel Club program with the aim of educating local youth in both marine and terrestrial nature conservation. Children will be given a total of ten lessons with each lesson consisting of both theory and practical elements.
Lessons will include snorkeling skills, marine naturalist courses, and introduction to SCUBA diving, hiking tours, information on trees and terrestrial nature conservation and a special closing activity. Children who attend the Snorkel Club are given a copy of the How to Snorkel Manual, a Nature Foundation T-shirt, Fish Identification Cards and wetsuits for sun protection, all of which they can keep.
An extra activity this year centered on Nature Education is again a program focused on the adult population. “Oftentimes we hear from Snorkel Club parents that they would also like to be introduced to the Environment of St. Maarten. Whereas before we focused on the kids, this year we will be offering specialized introductory excursions as part of the ‘Adult Snorkel Club’, where we will introduce adults to the wonders of the sea that they might not have had the opportunity to experience.
This year’s Snorkel Club was in a large part made possible through the support of the Scuba Shop, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort and Dive Adventures who teamed up with the business community in organizing the annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt on Monday April 21st. From the proceeds of the Easter Egg Hunt Snorkel Club has now expanded to three days in the week instead of just two.
Interested parents and adults can contact the Nature Foundation at 5444267 or via email at in**@na*****************.org for Information on both programs. The Snorkel Club for kids will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from nine to eleven a.m. and costs only twenty five guilders for the ten lessons to cover the end event. Parents are urged to register their children early due to limited space.