Visiting the National Environmental Centre TCI
Exploring the National Environmental Centre TCI
We are so lucky and privileged to be living in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands. This is home to many and we must learn how to protect our islands from a very young age.
This term, the Grade 4 class is learning about the Turks and Caicos Islands. In class, we have used maps to find our location, labelling the islands that make up the TCI and discussed our neighbouring countries. We shared how our families came to live here.
On Thursday January 26th, our teacher arranged for us to visit, the National Environmental Centre TCI located in the Bight.
We were greeted by the wonderful Amy Avenant who gave us a tour of the centre. She told our class about the different habitats that are found here and what we must do to protect it.
We learned about many different animals and birds. We were very lucky to see and touch a shell of a turtle and a baleen & vertebrate of a whale.
There are small nesting populations of green, hawksbill and possibly loggerhead turtles around the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Foraging green and hawksbill turtles are widespread, appear to be locally abundant at some sites and the abundance of suitable habitat means that the TCI may represent regionally significant assemblages of these two species.
About the National Environmental Centre TCI
If you get a chance, drop by the National Environmental Centre TCI, there are many wonderful treasure there for you to see.
Found adjacent to the central Children’s Park Bight Beach access, the National Environmental Centre TCI features an exhibition hall on subjects of natural and cultural interest to the Turks and Caicos.
The leading feature in the gallery is a scale elevation model of the underwater plateau that supports the Turks and Caicos Islands. This display highlights the difference between the Turks Islands and the Caicos Islands, and the Columbus Passage that separates them.
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