EVENTS

Grenada Fund for Conservation Inc. hosts various events, collaborating with a number of local and international organisations. These events serve as a platform for creating awareness about environmental issues within our country and promoting community engagement within projects. View more event pictures here!

BioBlitz 2019

To commemorate World Biodiversity Day (May 21st), we hosted the first ever Grenada BioBlitz at the Grand Etang National Park on Sunday May 19th. 

 

A BioBlitz is an event which aims to raise awareness of a region’s biodiversity, often in the form of a ‘species scavenger hunt’; we collaborated with CYEN and GAEA Conservation Network to develop the species lists for the day. We invited the public to join us in identifying the various species of flora and fauna in the area, and participants came from all over the island.

 

Everyone reported enjoying the activity and the opportunity to get out into nature and be more mindful of their surroundings, and we are hoping to make the Grenada BioBlitz an annual event. 

Reef Week 2019

The week of activities in the greater Grenville area ran from Sunday May 5th to Friday May 10th. It began with a cleanup of Telescope beach and ended with a movie night, where we watched Aquaman. 

 

On Tuesday was our largest event: an environmental fair where we hosted about 200 students from schools around the island. Several organizations were on display, including TNC, SPECTO, the Grenada Red Cross, and the Fisheries Division.

 

On Thursday, we had a Fisher’s Workshop and Fun Day at Chillaxing Square in Soubise. There was food, drinks, games, and a short film screening in the evening. Community members were in attendance, mainly fishermen and schoolchildren.

World Wetlands Day 2019

Through collaboration with Ocean Spirits Inc. and YWF-Kido Foundation, we organized an information fair and mangrove out-planting event in Carriacou on February 2nd.

 

The information fair was held in Hillsborough at the storefront of the Creative Women of Carriacou (CWC), where we exhibited the work of all three organizations, discussed the importance of wetlands and wetland birds, and premiered a short film developed by Kido. A group of local school children attended, as well as visitors from Grenada and France.

 

After the fair, we travelled as a group to the Petite Carenage wetland, where we planted about 175 mangrove seedlings transported from our nursery in Telescope.

World Migratory Bird Day 2018

On Saturday October 13th, GFC hosted an informational fair in Camerhogne Park all afternoon. We had several tables featuring information on mangroves, birds, the process of migration, and threats to birds, as well as several activities centered on these themes.

 

In the week leading up to the event, we promoted via social media and posted daily “fun facts” and “featured migratory bird of the day” to raise awareness. These materials are still available on our Facebook page, so feel free to check it out!

 

World Oceans Day 2018

 

On Friday June 8th, we collaborated with the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Climate Resilience to host an informational fair in St. George’s at the Melville Street Fisheries Complex. GFC presented a booth on mangroves, birds, and plastic pollution, and there were other organizations presenting on sea turtles, sharks, lionfish, climate climate, healthy fisheries, and marine protected areas.

 

That afternoon, we also had our annual AWEsome Walk from Tanteen back to the Fisheries Complex, with ECO, Girl Guides Association, and Scouts Association participating as well as students from a few schools in St. George’s. 

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