August 11, 2015
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- One again, EARTHCARE presented to tennis campers attending Coach Nathan O'Connor's Tennis Camp. Bahamian environmental issues were the focus. Gail Woon, EARTHCARE representative, was happy to interact with the campers. "The students were a pleasure to work with. They had a good grasp on the environmental topics covered."
Topics presented this summer included: Ground, air and water pollution, solid waste management (burning refuse versus a properly lined and managed landfill), unsustainable development (e.g. building golf courses on beach fronts resulting in fertilizers polluting the reef and surrounding habitat as well as the environmental impacts of mega developments), dredging without environmental impact assessment, oil spills, industrial mining, coastal habitat destruction, endangered sea and shore birds; healthy reefs versus unhealthy reefs, sea level rise, mangrove destruction, Abaco parrots, turtles, sharks and kids who make a difference.
The children were very engaged, and EARTHCARE is happy to have had the opportunity to interact with them. The campers learn about tennis, golf, nutrition, exercise and responsibility. The tennis camp continues until the end of August. Interested persons are asked to contact Coach Nathan O'Connor at the Grand Bahama Tennis & Squash Club.
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