Education

Introduction

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela – 

STINAPA Bonaire has Nature and Environmental Education as one of its main priorities because children must develop a sense of respect and caring for the natural environment during their first few years of life, or be at risk for never developing such attitudes. Positive interactions with the natural environment are an important part of healthy child development, and these interactions enhance learning and the quality of life over the span of one’s lifetime. Children who are close to nature relate to it as a source of wonder, joy, and awe.

STINAPA education coordinators and assistants are responsible for nature education classroom activities, field activities and after school activities.

Another important pillar of education are the after school programs. These attract dedicated and informed youngsters who may one day be in positions of leadership on their Caribbean island. Our Junior Rangers program is used as a model in various parts of the Caribbean also seeking programs which encourage critical thinking among the youth.

For specific information please contact our education coordinator Desiree Croes via the contact form.