Education and Awarenesss

The SNPA implements its educational and awareness initiatives in collaboration with other Ministries, and NGO’s.

Through classes, educational trips, presentations, snorkeling sessions and guided tours, the SNPA aims to teach young people about their protected  environment and its varied habitats. This leads to a greater appreciation of the delicate balance of ecology and the importance of conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

The Seychelles National Parks Authority focuses on three levels of education activities:

Schools Programs

SNPA has been instrumental in developing a series of educational materials that support the school curriculum. Publication of educational materials, including Codes of Best Practice, Fact Files and Informational booklets for teachers and students alike.

Public lectures and presentations are also made to students concerning topical marine issues as well as coastal development and terrestrial environment issues.

Awareness Programs

Our staffs regularly share their expertise via the local media, including radio and television programmes, and articles in local newspapers.

Public meetings are held for stakeholders and other specific groups, including tour-operators, yacht charters and fishermen to address specific park management issues.

SNPA actively promotes educational trips to the national  parks and staffs provide guided tours to locals and tourists alike. SNPA also coordinates educational activities which can incorporate games, presentations and snorkeling for youth groups and environmental clubs.

Environmental theme Days Celebration

The SNPA is committed to participate in environment theme days by organising a series of activities each year. These include media campaigns, presentations, beach and underwater cleanups, trail clearing and exhibitions targeted to locals and tourists.

SNPA is the local leading agency in the following :

  • Dive - In To Earth Day - 22 April
  • World Oceans Day - 8 June

In addition, SNPA is instrumental in the coordination of :

  • World Environment Day – 5th June
  • World Biodiversity Day
  • World Forestry Day
  • Clean up the world campaign - September
  • Subios underwater festival - October

 

Services and Facilities

Doctor’s House Information & Education Centre

The Doctor’s House based on Curieuse Island offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the interesting history and biodiversity of the island. This centre occasionally hosts educational tours for school children and teachers. If you are interested in visiting the Centre and participating in a tailor made programs, please forward your request in writing to us.

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