The Environmental Awareness Group of Antigua & Barbuda
Raising awareness & promoting sustainable use of natural resources
Antigua's offshore islands and the North Sound area are home to many of the endemic and endangered species and habitats found in Antigua & Barbuda.
These islands and the surrounding waters are now critical habitats to a number of threatened species, including the Antiguan Racer Snake, West Indian Whistling Duck, Brown Pelican, Queen Conch, Hawksbill Turtle, and Spiny Lobster.
Promoting awareness about the values of these threatened species and habitats will be critical to prevent any further loss. The EAG is leading efforts to incorporate the ecological lessons that the offshore islands have to teach us into the formal schools curriculum through the Floating Classroom program.
Sponsor a Floating Classroom
The field trip takes students and teachers on a boat tour through the critical mangrove and coral reef areas, pausing for closer examinations and all go ashore at Great Bird Island. On the island, the class walks through the dry scrubland and along the ridge where they can spot many seabirds nesting. Following the walk, there are a number of activities that the children complete.
The Floating Classroom is a great way to get the students out to places they may never have been before. It lets them appreciate time away from the everyday classroom setting and provides a stimulating learning environment.
What Your Donation Buys
$10 partially sponsors a child to visit the mangroves and Great Bird Island on a Floating Classroom
$25 fully sponsors a low income child to attend a Floating Classroom
$60 pays for a bus to transport 30 students to and from the fieldtrip
$300 partially sponsors a class of 30 students
$750 fully sponsors a class field trip, allowing low income students to attend
$1,800 partially sponsors 30 students per month, for 6 months
$4,500 fully sponsors 30 students per month, for 6 months
Become a Donor and Support Environmental Education for Antigua’s Youth!
Please complete this form and post your donation (cheque ONLY via mail) to:
Environmental Awareness Group
P.O. Box 2103
St. John’s, Antigua
Or pay with cheque, cash, or credit card at our office upstairs in the Museum on Long Street, St. John’s.
Arrangements for EAG staff to pick up donations can also be made by contacting us
Please make checks payable to EAG Antigua Racer.