Exploring Cayman’s past, present resources

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is hosting a lecture next week on how the natural resources of the territory were used in the past and are still being used to develop local industries.

Denise Bodden, the historic programmes manager of the National Trust, and photographer Courtney Platt will present the seminar, touching on a variety of subjects including how using the Cayman Islands’ natural resources have impacted the marine 
environment and the tourism industry.

The presentation will be held on Thursday, 31 January at 6pm at St. Matthew’s University at Regatta Business Park, Leeward 3.

“We’re basically trying to get people to understand that in the past in Cayman how the natural environment was used as resources and to sustain the 
population,” Ms Bodden said.

“We’re trying to learn from the past, so that we hopefully can create a more sustainable future.”

Admission is free, and includes wine and refreshments. A suggested donation of $10 will be welcomed.

Anyone who wants to 
attend should contact the 
National Trust’s Basia McGuire 
at 749-1129 or e-mail 
[email protected]