An innovative and cutting edge programme initiated by Sandals Foundation in partnership with Experiential Education, Young Marine Explorers and the Bahamas Sport Fishing and Conservation Association, called Sandals Ride to Save the Wetlands, is off to a good start.
So far this school year, 275 students from private and public schools have visited the wetlands at Bonefish Pond and have become ambassadors and stewards of the environment.
They now know what a wetland ecosystem looks, feels, sounds and smells like. They now know the four different types of mangroves found in the Bahamas after an engaging chant and mime taught to them by the Young Marine Explorers. And they have come to know and love the wetlands through experience. They have taken the ride!
Students from Kindergarten through grade 12 from schools such as The Akhepran International Academy, C.V. Bethel, Aquinas College, Queens College and C.R. Walker are the first of 3,000 that Sandals has pledged to sponsor on the Ride to Save the Wetlands.