The SPGA implements its educational and awareness initiatives in collaboration with other Ministries, stakeholders and NGO’s. Through classes, educational trips, presentations, snorkeling sessions and guided tours, the SPGA 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 Parks and Gardens Authority focuses on three levels of education activities:
SPGA 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 various topics from species conservation to marine issues, coastal development and terrestrial environment issues.
Our staffs regularly share their expertise via the local media, including radio and television programs, and articles in local newspapers, the SPGA website and social media platforms.
Public meetings are held for stakeholders and other specific groups, including tour-operators, yacht charters and fishermen to address specific park and gardens management issues.
SPGA actively promotes educational trips to the National Parks and Gardens where our staff provide guided tours. The Authority also coordinates educational activities which can incorporate games, presentations, clean ups, tree planting and snorkeling for youth groups and environmental clubs.
Environmental Theme Days Celebration
The SPGA is committed to participating in environment theme days by organising a series of activities each year. These include media campaigns, presentations, beach and underwater cleanups, trail clearing, art workshop, tree planting and exhibitions targeted to locals and tourists.
SPGA coordinates different activities/ initiatives on the following theme days:
- National Protected Area Day - 31st January
- World Wetlands Day - 2nd February
- International Day of Women and Girls in Science - 11th February
- World Wildlife Day - 3rd March
- International Day of Forests - 21st March
- Earth Day - 22nd April
- International Day for Biological Diversity - 22nd May
- World Reef Day - 1st June
- World Environment Day – 5th June
- World Oceans Day - 8th June
- International Day for the Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystems - 26th July
- World Nature Conservation Day - 28th July
- World Ranger Day- 31st July
- Clean up the world campaign - September