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Les Fruits de Mer Design World’s First Octomaran for Marine Research

Move over, boring old catamarans—make way for the octomaran! The Les Fruits de Mer association is finalizing its design for the world’s first eight-hull sailing ship. The ship, to be named the Calamari, will serve as a traveling laboratory for ocean research. “How much more stable is the octomaran compared to a single-hull ship? Obviously, …

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Volunteer Day at the Amuseum!

We had a fantastic day on Saturday with tons of wonderful volunteers! It was super busy, but Maël Renault found the time to take some photos. It looks like fun, and it really is! Our next volunteer day is Saturday, April 13th from 9am-noon. You can get details, sign up and invite friends here.

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Citizens of Change Project Celebrates St. Martiners Who Made a Difference

Citizens of Change is a new project to celebrate St. Martiners who have made a difference on the island. The public is invited to nominate people they would like to recognize. The stories of their work will be featured in an exhibit at Amuseum Naturalis at The Old House, and also online. The Les Fruits …

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Citizens of Change Project Celebrates St. Martiners Who Made a Difference

Citizens of Change is a new project to celebrate St. Martiners who have made a difference on the island. The public is invited to nominate people they would like to recognize. The stories of their work will be featured in an exhibit at Amuseum Naturalis at The Old House, and also online. The Les Fruits …

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Help Create a Museum About St. Martin Nature and Heritage on Sunday

Local association Les Fruits de Mer invites everyone on St. Martin to help make a museum together this Sunday, at the Amuseum Naturalis February volunteer day. Volunteers of all ages can lend a hand on Sunday, February 3rd from 3-5pm and then enjoy refreshments together right after. “All are welcome, and anyone can help,” said …

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Free BirdSleuth Caribbean Training for Educators This Weekend

On October 20th and 21st, the Les Fruits de Mer association is offering a free training for teachers and others who work with children. The training is for the BirdSleuth Caribbean program. The training and materials are bilingual in English and French. The September BirdSleuth training was fully booked, and many educators from that session …

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Free Fun This Saturday at Migratory Bird Festival

People of all ages are invited to enjoy the free 2018 Migratory Bird Festival from 9am to noon on Saturday, October 13th. The festival will be held at Amuseum Naturalis at The Old House, on the hill above Le Galion in French Quarter. The annual family-friendly event was created in 2013 by Les Fruits de …

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Free Fun This Saturday at Migratory Bird Festival

People of all ages are invited to enjoy the free 2018 Migratory Bird Festival from 9am to noon on Saturday, October 13th. The festival will be held at Amuseum Naturalis at The Old House, on the hill above Le Galion in French Quarter. The annual family-friendly event was created in 2013 by Les Fruits de …

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World Migratory Bird Day in St. Martin and the Caribbean

The month of October heralds a change in the seasons—even in the Caribbean. The days grow shorter and the fierce heat of the sun lessens. Countless birds journey to the their winter homes on these islands. October also brings World Migratory Bird Day, when Caribbean people celebrate the birds that come here every year. In …

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Les Fruits de Mer Highlights Heritage to Boost Local Education

Les Fruits de Mer is launching new initiatives to help teachers and young people. The non-profit association has provided education about St. Martin wildlife and heritage for the last five years. Since Hurricane Irma, that mission has become even more important. While schools on both sides of the island work to build back their staff …

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