The Campus by the Sea

While I was in Grenada, I was staying at St. George’s University (near the capital, St. George’s) on its True Blue Campus, which was founded in 1976. True Blue (lovely name) seems to be the name of the area, and it’s quite appropriate, as you can see from the photos I am sharing with you below. I was attending the 19th Conference of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds. Please look out for future blog posts on the many issues covered, including conservation, culture, development and all the other factors affecting our environment and our birds. For more information, see the BirdsCaribbean Facebook page, visit the website at http://www.scscb.org or follow us on Twitter @BirdsCaribbean.

Blue sea, red roofs, blue sky…

For more on St. George’s University, which is a private, offshore institution offering a range of programs mainly in the medical field, take a look at their website: http://www.sgu.edu

The SGU campus is spacious and quite beautiful.
The SGU campus is spacious and quite beautiful.
Tiny offshore islands that harbor colonies of egrets and other birds.
Tiny offshore islands that harbor colonies of egrets and other birds.
I saw a Gray Kingbird (yes, also called a Petchary in Jamaica!) guarding his nest in a tree near the dorm.
I saw a Gray Kingbird (yes, also called a Petchary in Jamaica!) guarding his nest in a tree near the dorm.
Up on the hill...
Up on the hill…
More lovely flowering bushes.
More lovely flowering bushes.
There are actually two beaches accessible from the campus - this one just a stone's throw from the dorm where I was staying!
There are actually two beaches accessible from the campus – this one just a stone’s throw from the dorm where I was staying!
The entrance to the Founders' Library building.
The entrance to the Founders’ Library building.
A view across the rooftops towards the mountains. Note the solar panels...
A view across the rooftops towards the mountains. Note the solar panels…
The campus has many lovely flowering trees such as this poinciana - or flamboyant, as Grenadians call it.
The campus has many lovely flowering trees such as this poinciana – or flamboyant, as Grenadians call it. Note the Grenadian and U.S. flags flying. 

 


6 thoughts on “The Campus by the Sea

    1. Really lovely. Grenada seemed stupendously hot (it’s quite a bit further south than Jamaica) and the steep hill on campus nearly killed me, but needed the exercise!

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