Student eco course on Little Cayman

Field trip season for Grand Cayman’s primary and secondary schools means eco-course season at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s Little Cayman Research Centre.

Eco courses are designed to give students a better understanding of the marine environment, promote greener living and share the wonder of coral reefs with the next generation of scientists and policy managers.

Last week, school groups from Montessori by the Sea, Cayman International School and Cayman Prep made the journey to Little Cayman to take part in the courses.

In all, 42 students visited the research centre and 74 more are expected this year from Cayman Prep and St. Ignatius.

While in Little Cayman the students explored current ecological issues that affect our marine environments, such as pollution, climate change and over-fishing. Daily snorkelling and beach cleanup were also part of the excursion in learning.