Barbados




2018 IDB Celebration


2018.05.14 09:00
2018.05.18 17:00

International Day for Biological Diversity was observed on May 22nd, 2018 with the theme “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity” with “International Year of the Reef” being the focus. During the week of May 14th-18th 2018, the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification, along with its National Heritage Department partnered with the Ministry of Education hosted a field trip to the Folkestone Marine Reserve and Museum. Six (6) schools participated: St. Bartholomew Primary, Eagle Hall Primary School, St. Christopher Primary, Ellerton Primary, Wesley Hall Infants and Wesley Hall Junior School. Approximately 500 students ranging 4-11 years and teachers were collected from their schools during the week of activities and transported to the Folkestone Marine Reserve and Museum, where they would begin their tour. Prior to the tour, Assistant Project Coordinator (Biodiversity), Jamilla Sealy, explained to the students the reason for the tour. She then went on to educate the