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New Environmental Programme Invitation

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE

Turks and Caicos Islanders (TCI) interested in their extraordinary natural environment are invited to a new series of workshops running over the next few weeks.

The TCI environment programme is taking place at the Edward C Gartland Youth Centre, Providenciales, every Monday evening until 27 October 2014 from 4.30-5.30pm.

Each session is designed to help participants find out more about the natural environment of the TCI, the issues that it faces, and ways in which everyone can contribute to saving it.

“These workshops are designed to help everyone who lives in these islands to achieve a better understanding of our number one assets – our beautiful by nature environment,” said Amy Avenant, Outreach Co-ordinator, Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs. “The sessions are open to anyone and everyone and are completely free. We look forward to seeing you there!”

The activities associated with the workshops include:
Finding out more about International Coastal Clean-up Day, and taking part in it on Saturday, 20 September

A tour of the National Environmental Centre, where they will learn about the TCI’s natural environment.

Learning about the TCI Lobster conservation initiative, and assisting with the construction of new artificial lobster habitats to be deployed in the sea at the Bight Park

Learning about the birds of the TCI, and why they matter. This will be followed with a bird watch walk, to be held on International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, 11 October 2014

The topic of Climate Change and its effects on the TCI with participants, helping them to become more aware of the necessity of global conservation efforts.

Designing a poster to illustrates why environmental conservation is important to each participant, based on what they have learned over the course of the program.

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