The Hol Chan Marine Reserve’s Reef Week 2005 was a
spectacular success this year. It started on Monday, April 18th with a primary
school competition that gave standard five students the opportunity to test
their knowledge on Hol Chan, coral reefs and mangrove ecosystems.
The participants were:
- Alfonso Wiltshire & Nikisha Gongora from St. Peters
- Emmanuel Samos & Sherry Lynn Bodden from RC School
- Gaby Miranda from New Horizons Academy
- Michelle Nunez & Lexy Kjorline from Island Academy
- Alex Escalante & Ruben Gonzales from LIFE
- 1st place: Lexy Kjorline from Island Academy
- 2nd place: Michelle Nunez from Island Academy
- 3rd place: Emmanuel Samos from RC School
Thank you to all those who participated this year!
Everyone did a wonderful job. Thank you to our sponsors for providing exciting
prizes for the students: Caribena Enterprises, Tropic Air, Castillo’s Hardware,
Harmouch Hardware and Captain Shark’s.
Tuesday, April 19th and Thursday April 21th: Students
from Island Academy, LIFE and St. Peters came together to clean the San Pedrito
area. The students worked very hard and cleaned an extensive area, afterwards
enjoying a hard earned lunch provided by Town Council. Thank you to Mayoress
Elsa Paz and her foreman, Mr. Carmen, for all their help and cooperation.
The coral reef puppet show on Wednesday, “El Cofre de
Piratlilla,” was a highlight for many students. The professionally done show
was performed by Ms. Alejandra, an actress from Mexico City who travels with
staff members from Cancun’s National Park and Banco Chincorro to educate
children about the importance of the coral reef. Thank you to all the schools
that were able to attend the performances!
Reef Week culminated in a celebration of Earth Day on
Friday, April 22nd with displays and games at Lion’s Den, highlighting the Hol
Chan Marine Reserve and all the sea creatures found in the reserve. Thank you
to all the schools who were able to experience Earth Day with us!