Environment Month celebrations continue this weekend with the second ???Green Reading’ at the Folkestone Park and Marine Reserve, Trents, St. James, this Saturday, June 18 at 3:30 p.m.
The Reading, which features various local artists, will see them share their talents in homage to the beauty of the natural world.?? Education Officer with the Ministry of Environment, Donna King-Brathwaite, has assured the public that they are in for a treat, as the first Reading, which was held last weekend at the South Coast Boardwalk, was a success.
"It went very, very well.?? We saw a record number of attendees and everybody was inspired by what the writers spoke to.?? They focused on issues which affect the environment, including our attitudes and habits.?? We had a couple open mic presenters as well, so the message about the environment and the social impact was well pronounced," she said.
Another ecological experience awaits the public on Saturday, with an Environmental Protection Department (EPD) bus tour.?? The free excursion, which is part of the EPD’s 40th anniversary celebrations, will allow participants to explore the wetlands and mangroves of the island.?? Activities will include some walking and, as such, participants are asked to wear sneakers or boots. Tour attendees must assemble at the EPD office, L.V. Harcourt Lewis Building, Dalkeith, St. Michael by 1:30 p.m. Interested persons may contact the EPD at 319-3601 for tickets.
For further information on Environment Month activities, contact the Ministry of the Environment at 467-5700 or see the activities calendar at the Media Downloads page at http://www.gisbarbados.gov.bb/.