In an effort to create awareness of environmental issues and promote protection, conservation, preservation, and restoration of the environment, with an emphasis on educating and empowering students, eleven (11) members of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College Environmental Club along with Mr. Allanson Cruickshank, Lecturer at the SVGCC, received first hand training in Beach Profiling on Friday October 11th, 2019. This activity forms part of the National Parks, Rivers and Beaches Authority Beach Monitoring Education Programme (BMEP).
The exercise was geared towards equipping students with the knowledge needed to assess beach environments and also to evaluate shorelines using the Sandwatch beach profile methodology. This was achieved using various apparatus such as sieves. The BMEP team, namely Mrs. Abena White, Coordinator, Mr. Sternley Walker, Park Ranger and Mr. Shemron Williams, Technical Aid, all from the NPRBA, facilitated the training exercise which was held at the Villa Beach.
It is the goal of NPRBA that other educational institutions become involved in monitoring and critically assessing problems facing our beaches; while helping to protect and conserve the environment.