The Children of Rose Town Need Your Help This Summer

It’s summer camp time, again. The school holidays are long. While more privileged children enjoy exciting activities throughout the summer, and may even travel abroad, for some communities a summer camp is a lifeline for children and their parents. Please see the following urgent message from the Rose Town Foundation, below, and help a child … More The Children of Rose Town Need Your Help This Summer

Of Sea Squirts and Shore Trekees: Port Royal Marine Maniacs Are in Their Sixth Year

Last year I visited the Port Royal Marine Laboratory (PRML) and met some of the budding marine scientists, who were enjoying the Marine Maniacs summer camp. This summer I, unfortunately, didn’t make it to that special place where Kingston Harbour meets the Caribbean Sea. However, they shared their account of this year’s activities, as well as some great … More Of Sea Squirts and Shore Trekees: Port Royal Marine Maniacs Are in Their Sixth Year

A Delta That Points to Change: Weekly Photo Challenge

I found the concept of a delta rather a tricky one. It’s a specific point where one thing changes into, or intersects with another, I thought. So, I took it from there. Firstly, there was a creative moment of change at the Trench Town Learning Centre, where the older children were learning screen printing. Water … More A Delta That Points to Change: Weekly Photo Challenge

Connecting Communities and Conservation with BirdsCaribbean

It’s been a challenging but exciting year for BirdsCaribbean. For me personally, it has been enormous fun too! I has been an amazing learning experience, helping out as a member of the Local Organizing Committee for the 20th International Meeting, which took place at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston in late July. The people … More Connecting Communities and Conservation with BirdsCaribbean

Clarendon Youth Need a Little Help for Their “Heads Up” This Summer

It is a difficult time for our young people. The long summer stretches ahead and it is especially hard for youth in the more economically challenged communities around the island to find activities that will offer them new, uplifting educational opportunities (and also fun and relaxation) . The Clarendon Youth Information Centre (CIYC) organized a great … More Clarendon Youth Need a Little Help for Their “Heads Up” This Summer