SEA Creatures is a new afterschool program running in select Saint Lucia schools during the first term of the 2012-2013 school year.
In May 2012, hundreds of Form 3 and 4 students from Castries Comprehensive, George Charles, Clendon Mason Memorial, Vieux Fort Technical, and Soufriere Comprehensive secondary schools applied and interviewed to be a SEA Creatures Program Leader, otherwise known as SEA Stars. The 35 students who were chosen were then invited to participate in a Leadership Training Workshop (given by RISE St. Lucia), a 5 day camping trip at Forestry’s Des Cartier Rainforest Ecolodge (sponsored by LUCELEC), and several other small group learning sessions throughout the summer.
The SEA Stars are now charged with leading afterschool programs for primary school students in their areas. These environmental clubs will hopefully lead and inspire a new generation of students who are interested in their local and global environment.
This year’s theme is BIODIVERSITY MATTERS! – Each lesson will have some relation to Saint Lucia’s Biodiversity – that is to say, plants and animals – and how we can protect it.