Ocean Caraibes - Coastal & Environmental Consulting, Engineering & Oceanography
 

 

Coastal, Environmental & Water Resources Engineers
 
 

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    Environmental Education Programs

   

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Our education component efforts have been successful in bolstering environmental education and in providing related materials & resources that support and enhance local school systems.

 

 

Learn More ...about our association with Educators for Connecting Research
to the K-16 Classroom

 

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Thank you... to the USAID staff and the 18 young people from Sir McChessney George Secondary School, Barbuda, ranging in ages from 16 to 19, who participated in
this project.
 

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Long-term, the greenhouse is self-supporting through the growing and selling of “ornamental” plants, trees and scrubs for local hotels, resorts and restaurants in Antigua and the wider Caribbean.

 

 

 

Ocean Caraibes always tries to include an “education component” in their scoping reports, engineering studies and projects as budgeting allows.  This both educates and involves the local community. Local school children and university/community college students are preferably utilized.

 


 

Environmental Education Component

With the assistance of John Hopkins University, Virginia Tech University and Educators for Connecting Research to the K-16 Classroom (ECRC), Ocean Caraibes has successfully developed and implemented a series of Marine Science and Environmental Educational Programs and Teach Tanning Programs in the Caribbean over the past five years.

 

An example of our efforts:

 

Sand Trapping Fence  Project for  USAID (Antigua & Barbuda)

 

The successful building of one of the longest sand trapping fences in the Caribbean, (1,400 meters  / 4,480.00 ft)  along with the construction of a green house plus, a beach monitoring program, all near the Sir McChessney George Secondary School, Barbuda, is an excellent example of how disaster preparedness, biodiversity and local community and school system can work together. 

 

The purpose of this project was to protect the town

of Codrington from storm surge and swell waves.

 

 

 

By helping in the construction of the sand trapping fence, the students developed a strong sense of ownership and educational awareness as to the importance of sand dunes, habitat management and restoration.   As well, monitoring the progress of the sand trapping fence and re-vegetation of the sand dunes by the students has helped strengthen their understanding of the role of science in the sustainable environmental management.

 

A greenhouse nursery, constructed near the school, is producing indigenous plants, trees and scrubs, “cover plants,” used for the project.  Working in the greenhouse provides the students the opportunity to learn grafting techniques as well as assisting in the growing and planting of the mangrove, sea-grape and other seedlings for the reestablishment of the nearby destroyed  costal wetlands.