EAG JANUARY NEWSThursday 3rd January 2013
Happy New Year,
The EAG would like to wish all its members and friends and bright, prosperous and environmentally friendly Happy New Year!
We do apologise for the our website being out of date for a while. It is currently up to date and we will be continue to update it on a regular basis.
The EAG and National Parks New Year Star watch
This annual event will be held on the evening of Saturday 5th January, 2013 at 5:30pm at the Blockhouse, Nelsons Dockyard National Park. We are inviting everyone with an interest in appreciating the beauty and wonder of our night sky to join us at this historic site. There will be knowledgeable persons present who will help identify these and many other celestial objects and, hopefully, we will have a telescope or two for persons to see some of these objects close up. For more information, visit our website or our Facebook page.
Caribbean Waterbird Census Field Training - Saturday 5 January, Sunday 6 January, 2013
In collaboration with the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds, the Environmental Awareness Group will be hosting a training session for those wishing to participate in the Caribbean Waterbird Census.
The census is a region wide effort to employ scientific methods in the counting of birds and assessments of their habitats and aims to target ordinary citizens who have an interest in their local biodiversity. The goal of the Caribbean Waterbird Census program is to learn more about the distribution, status, and abundance of waterbirds in the Caribbean to improve our conservation planning and management of these beautiful birds and their habitats.
There will be sessions in the field on Saturday 5th January at Turner's Beach Swamp (drive through road to Pelican Isle Villas) and on Sunday 6th January, 2013 at Seaforth (The Flashes; meet at the entrance to Halls estate).
For both sessions, meet at 4:00 pm. All are welcome. For further information, call Andrea at 728-7956.
EAG 2013 Calendars
For the second consecutive year, the EAG is publishing a Wildlife of Antigua & Barbuda’s Offshore Islands 2013 calendar.
The calendars will be available from this Friday 4th January, 2013 so send us an email if you wish to make a donation to get your own copies or stop by the EAG office from 8am to 12pm, Monday to Friday.
EAG Talk Articles - Every Thursday in The Daily Observer
Don’t forget to read the EAG’s articles published every Thursday in the Daily Observer. Be informed about environmental issues that our country is dealing with right now. Also, if you have an article that you would like to have published in this weekly column, contact the office at 462-6236.
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