“What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.”
– Confucius –
Stinapa set up the Junior Rangers program as a means to teach the local kids (age 13-20) about Bonaire’s rich culture and environment. The program offers hands on training to youngsters, with subjects ranging from birds and fish id to scuba diving and dissection. Jong Bonaire provides after school activities. CIEE Bonaire assists both these organisations and the local high school by organizing lectures, labs and field trips.
The CIEE outreach program combines hands-on inquiry activities with field trips and interactive classes in order for the students to get interested and involved with every topic. This way students will better understand environmental dynamics and will know what they can do to protect the oceans and Bonaire’s wildlife. Our goal is to enrich the learning experience through an environmental education program that promotes the importance of knowing, preserving and conserving our ecosystem, while inspiring the kids to become better guardians of the environment and aware of the conservation efforts.