The National Trust for the Cayman Islands, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will host a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday.
The event will be held from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at its headquarters in the Dart Family Park, South Church Street.
Members and guests will be able to take a tour of the National Trust’s head office and will be treated to prizes and giveaways including a complimentary voucher for each guest to dive Divetech’s new location in West Bay – the newest shorediving site on island. Raffle prizes include a gift vouchers for the Camera Store, signed copies of the latest edition of the ‘Wild Trees in the Cayman Islands’ book, blue iguana T-shirts, iguana bobbleheads and more.
The National Trust has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce since 1993.
‘The National Trust is a great pioneer for conservation in Cayman,’ Chamber CEO Wil Pineau said in a press release. ‘Their educational and environmental programmes are to be commended, and their dedication to preserving Cayman’s history can be seen in the many heritage properties that they look after.’
The not-profit organisation offers several historical, educational and environmental programmes for the community to learn more about our islands’ heritage and natural beauty. The newly reconstructed Mission House in Bodden Town offers tours everyday of the house and grounds, and tours are also scheduled every month for Hiking The Mastic Trail, Bird Watching, Bat Watching, Mangrove Tours and more.
‘We offer a range of programmes including guided historic and nature walking tours, heritage classes, staff training and presentations and field trips to our many sites, not to mention the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme facility,’ said Caroline Key, Development and Marketing Manager for the National Trust.
‘One of our goals is to educate the public on the historic and environmental aspects of the Cayman Islands and the importance of conserving these for future generations.
‘This Business After Hours event is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate what we do and how our organisation can benefit the community and local businesses.’
This month, in addition to its monthly activities, the National Trust is hosting a Halloween special for children focusing on Spooky Caymanian Traditions. For adults and children alike the Trust is also offering a ‘Happy Halloween’ bat fly-out on 31 October.
For more information about these and other National Trust events visit www.nationaltrust.org.ky or call 949-0121.
To register for the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, go online to www.caymanchamber.ky