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Ecozone Summer Camp 2008 Sand Watch Project
 
Type: Event
Geographical coverage: Regional - country
Country: Antigua and Barbuda
Implementing Entity: Government of Antigua and Barbuda, UNESCO and the Climate Change Project
Language: English
Link: http://unfccc.int/files/cc_inet/information_pool/application/pdf/ecozone_summer_camp_2008_sand_watch_project.pdf
 
This is a UNESCO initiative which provides the framework for primary and secondary students. Under the supervision of the Environment Division 50 campers of the EcoZone Summer Camp were exposed their beach ecosystem from a different avenue rather than that of a social activity.

Sand Watch seeks to change their mind sets and attitudes/habits towards this ecosystem while developing awareness of its fragile composition and to allow them to interpret the changes/effects that were caused by Climate Change and human activities.

This project was a reality because of the monetary assistance from the Climate Change Project and the government of Antigua & Barbuda. Additionally, because of the support and commitment of Mr. Douglas Namiko of the UNESCO Head office in Paris, the former General-secretary of UNESCO - Mr. George Brown, the teachers, technicians, EcoZone Summer Camp Climate Change groups and Kim Derrick of the EAG.

Sand Watch promises to be a vital component of Marine and Coastal environmental protection project that could promote conservation of this ecosystem through education, science and culture. This project also holds considerable promise and potential benefits for the people in small islands states like Antigua & Barbuda and beyond this region.