Primary Teachers Workshop "localises" Science Curriculum

A workshop which targeted key topics on the Primary School Science Curriculum was offered to teachers in Tobago in late October.  The workshop was built around a toolkit of activities which introduced the science topics using the vehicle of storytelling.  The activities were well-received by thirty-one teachers who attended the workshop and set the pace for future networking among the teachers and local resource personnel who are involved in protected area management on the island.  Learn more about the workshop at this link The toolkit which was developed for the workshop was refined with feedback from the teachers, and is available at this link.

"My Caroni" pilot series comes to a close

The third and final session of the "My Caroni" research/information sharing series came to a close on Friday 26th October 2018.  The series, which was conceptualised to update managers and key stakeholders on pertinent and current issues relevant to management was held on a monthly basis, from August 2018.  Read about this final session, which covered two surveys conducted in selected communities which border the Caroni Swamp at this link.

"My Caroni" session focuses on Scarlet Ibis and Enforcement matters

The second session in the "My Caroni" information/research sharing series took place on Friday 28th September 2018. 

An initiative of the Caroni Swamp Pilot Protected Area Subcommittee (IFPAMTT project), these sessions assist managers in understanding the complexity of issues which face the protected area, and offer opportunities to discuss, brainstorm ideas and network to find practical solutions and/or approaches to improved management.  At the second session which was hosted at the Head Office of the Environmental Management Authority, attendees gained insight on the process followed for designation of the most recent Environmentally Sensitive Species, the Scarlet Ibis.  Additionally, the current challenges facing managers for enforcement within the Caroni Swamp (and other protected areas) and the novel ways in which some of these are being addressed, were shared.  Learn more about the information shared and the discussions which ensued at this link.  The next session of the series will be held in late October.

"My Caroni" research/information series begins

"My Caroni" is the theme of a research/information sharing series which was conceptualised by the Caroni Swamp Pilot Protected Area Subcommittee of the "Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago" project.  The series is intended to provide updates to managers and other stakeholders on the assets, challenges and issues facing the ecosystem of the Caroni Swamp, to improve its management.  The first session of the series got underway on Friday 24th August 2018 at the Caroni Swamp Visitor Centre.  Read more about this session at this link.

2nd Marine Extractive Users Workshop takes place

Following positive feedback from attendees at the first workshop for Marine Extractive Users held last March in Castara, a second workshop was planned for fisherfolk based in the eastern end of the island.  A report on these workshops can be found at this link.