To mark World Environment Day, about 100 students from Holy Innocents Primary, St Bernard Primary, and the A Dacosta Edwards Primary School visited the National Conservation Commission (NCC) headquarters, at Codrington, St Michael this morning to get a first-hand look at some of its projects.
Special Project Coordinator Ricardo Marshall told Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of the exercise, that the students were able to view some of the large environmental projects, including the plant nursery, the water-harvesting project with ten 1000-gallon tanks and the special demonstration of the Apiary.
“We at the NCC like to practice what we preach and demonstrate that we are not just an agency advocating for conservation and the protection of the environment but also encouraging persons to get involved in environmental projects and programmes,” Marshall said.
He stressed that the tour was part of their contribution toward the calendar of events for Environment Month as well as a learning experience for the eager students who were filled with questions.
“It is all really a big public education drive, to expose these little ones to these areas of the environment and sustainability so that they themselves can now take this information and utilize some of the techniques,” he said.
During the two-hour-long tour, the students were given very simple takeaway ideas to improve their environs. Marshall said he hoped they use these skills to implement programmes and simple projects to beautify their schools, homes, community and churches.