Royal Gazette: Spaces available in BNT’s Climate Change Agents Camp

Royal Gazette: Spaces available in BNT’s Climate Change Agents Camp

Free spaces are open for the Bermuda National Trust’s “climate change agents” camp over the upcoming half-term break for government schools.

Twelve extra places remain for children aged 11 to 14 from families in financial need, during the break from February 13 to 17.

The camp will be held at the trust’s headquarters, Waterville, on Pomander Road in Paget.

Anna Stevenson, the heritage education co-ordinator, said the offer came thanks to sponsorship from the Garden Club of Bermuda with individual and business donors.

Campers will spend the week exploring the causes and impact of climate change.

Activities include learning about renewable energies from wind farms to solar power, and building and using solar ovens.

Campers will visit Grape Bay to clear up ocean plastics with Keep Bermuda Beautiful and use ocean plastics to create awareness posters.

The children will explore the importance of mangroves and map their location at Waterville.

With a theme of “Grow Your Own”, participants will finish the week learning about seasonal crop growth and planting their own seedlings, as well as making bread by hand.

Application forms can be found on the BNT website.

Applications should be accompanied by a short paragraph from the child saying why they would like to attend the camp, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher.

Applications should be submitted by next Wednesday.

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February 2, 2023 News