Partnerships with local NGOs
MAP’s goal is to adapt and introduce the curriculum, in partnership with local NGOs and Education and Environmental Ministries, throughout tropical and subtropical coastal regions.
The translation and adaptation process, however, is long and arduous, as it is necessary to assure that material in the guide relates specifically to the region in which it will be used.
For example, the Caribbean version could not be simply translated into a local language for use in African nations, as the curriculum covers not only mangroves ecosystems, including topics such as migratory birds, shellfish and other related species, but also human impacts, and each adaptation must be geared to a specific region.
Culture and Science
Following the well-established and extremely successful principles found in North American environmental education programs such as Projects WILD and WET, MAP is working to spread the curriculum in concentric circles outside of the Caribbean in order to ensure the adaptations are logical and cumulative.