Seaventure Stars of Tomorrow Day Camp- Using performing arts to teach marine environment based education
Seaventure Stars of Tomorrow Day Camp- Using performing arts to teach marine environment based education
The problem identified is the lack of awareness programs that cater to educating the locals of St. Kitts about the marine environment. This is especially true for our local children who are generally taught to fear the sea rather than to explore and appreciate its overall significance to our existence. The concept of introducing a performing arts day camp will serve as the catalyst for promoting marine based education.
The Seaventure Stars of Tomorrow Day Camp is a sensitization initiative developed in order to raise awareness to elementary, junior high and tertiary students (male and female) about differing aspects of the local and regional marine environment as well as about the local ecosystem approach to fisheries. This knowledge extended initially to tertiary students who will be serving as camp leaders teaching the elementary and junior high students during the camp sessions.
The camp is centered around teaching performing arts to the camp participants, sessions will be taught in arts and craft, dance, drama, song and modeling, all sessions will be marine themed. Guest tutors that will be enlisted include personnel from the local Department of Marine Resources, Maritime Affairs, fisherfolk, Turtle Monitoring Network and other stake holders within the marine/ coastal environment.
At the end of the camp, an exhibition and recital will be held showcasing the talent and display of new skills gained by the camp participants. There will also be additional involvement by the Seaventure Stars of Tomorrow Day Camp in the St.Kitts-Nevis Fisheries Week activities that would occur in November 2014, as well as, other youth based camps on the island to widen the scope of knowledge that was shared during the camp.
A pre and post camp survey instrument will also be used in order to deduce whether there is a statically significant difference in attitude, knowledge and impression about the marine environment made by the camp.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Children's Dance Theatre
Country:
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 46,831.40
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 3,700.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 24,825.00
Project Number:
STK/SGP/OP5/Y3/CORE/IW/14/01
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Impact
1. Capacity building and awareness activities especially for camp leaders (Pre-camp – 2 weeks) 2. Increase awareness of the marine environment for the camp attendees (Duration of the camp- 1 week) 3. Increase awareness on the Marine Environment to a wider audience (post camp during recital) 4. Continue outreach and awareness activities (projected to be over the next 3 years)
Notable Community Participation
Extend marine awareness knowledge initially to tertiary students who will be serving as camp leaders teaching the elementary and junior high students during the camp sessions.
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
 

Address

Lewis Lane, New Pond Site, Basseterre, St. Kitts

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Ilis Watts
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Address

Conaree Village, Conaree, St. Kitts (temporary)