The importance of managing nature is educating about nature. For the past 15 years STINAPA has been educating the kids of Bonaire on nature. Also creating opportunities after school with the different after-school programs.
Parke di Fraternan
The “Parke di Fraternan” was set up by the Brothers of Tilburg (Catholic religious order) as a botanical garden with the intention of teaching about native trees, plants and medicinal herbs.
From a historical and cultural perspective, it is of great importance to preserve this park for future generations.
STINAPA has been involved in nature education for primary school students for over 10 years at this site. And uses this park to do outdoor activities with the students.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin
Turtuganan di Boneiru (snorkelclub)
The snorkel program, “Turtuganan di Boneiru” (Bonaire Turtles) allows participants (ages 8-12) to learn about Bonaire’s marine life (fish, coral, mangrove) and the importance of Bonaire Marine National Park.
As a teacher you play a vital role in educating future generations about their local environment. You help students in gaining knowledge and understanding about local flora and fauna, environmental issues and how they can help protecting and conserving our nature. To support you, STINAPA provides educational materials, guest lectures and outdoor activities including curriculum linked materials.
STINAPA’s NME unit works together with local primary schools providing nature education in the classroom and in an outdoor setting.
STINAPA’s NME unit can provide your class with nature education on request, take students on an outdoor activity or support their projects.
STINAPA’s NME unit has developed educational boxes which include a curriculum, teaching aids, references, materials for classroom activities, and ideas and instructions for outdoor activities.