Category Archives: Education

Education Program Survey Results

For most of the classes that attended wildlife presentations this week, we began and ended by asking them a series of questions. (Some groups were too young to understand how to do a survey by a show of hands.) Although the survey was designed to be easy at the expense of being super-scientific, it did show that there were areas […]

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Education Week 3: Sister Borgia

I wrapped up a week of wildlife presentations at local schools at Sister Borgia Primary School today. I even got a special certificate of appreciation! This week I visited 14 classes and presented to over 350 students about how various animals arrived on St. Martin. The presentation covered a bunch of important topics, including seabird nesting, migration, overwater colonization by […]

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Wildlife Education Survey Questions

We’ve been starting and finishing most of the wildlife presentations with a series of questions about St. Martin’s wildlife. The idea is to see if there are some things that the kids here need to learn about local wildlife and if they are learning it from the presentation. We will share the results at the end of the week, but […]

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Presentation Week 2: LU

This morning we were at Learning Unlimited to give presentations to 5th and 8th grade students. Another great morning with great kids. The 5th graders were writing letters to Governor Holiday asking for changes to prevent future fish die-offs in the Great Salt Pond and we got to read a few while we were there.

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Bird Festival Survey and Les Fruits de Mer

Thank you to everyone who completed the short survey about our Migratory Bird Festival. We had a lot of great feedback, as well as great suggestions for future events. This feedback is very important to us and we will be using it to make our next event even better. If you attended the Migratory Bird Festival and haven’t had a […]

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At the Festival


Here’s a third set of photos from the festival, with guests checking in and getting their bird checklists, chatting about birds and a few shots of the beach where the tour wrapped up (and where Kristin and Marc were able to pick up lots of trash, big and small). Thanks again to everyone who came to the festival!

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With the Kids


We had a ton of kids at the Migratory Bird Festival and did a lot of bird-related art, including coloring, drawing and clay sculpture. Les Fruits de Mer member Stephen was the ringleader of the kids area and Tumay from Art Summer Camp Sxm brought clay and helped the kids make some amazing bird sculptures. Art supplies were sponsored by […]

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On the Trail at the Migratory Bird Festival


We’ve got a ton of great photos of the Migratory Bird Festival from Olivia Roudon. We’ll be sharing them in a few sets, this first one showcases the mangrove discovery trail and folks enjoying the guided tours as well as just exploring the trail on their own. We were incredibly excited to have about 200 people visiting this beautiful site […]

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Meeting Governor Holiday

I had a great meeting with Governor Eugene Holiday earlier this month, and I hope he is enjoying the wildlife book. As a resident of St. Martin, I care deeply about the island. As an American citizen, I have the luxury of being completely removed from local politics. I am happy to work with anyone on the island to promote […]

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Festival des oiseaux migrateurs!

Le 29 septembre 2013 de 8h00 à 11h00 à Cul de Sac, les amoureux de la Nature de tous âges sont invités à participer à l’édition saint-martinoise de la journée internationale de la migration d’oiseaux (IMBD en anglais ; 23 septembre). L’événement aura lieu sur le sentier de découverte de la mangrove de l’Etang de la Barrière, à proximité directe […]

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