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The “Marvellous Mangroves” Curriculum


 

Teaching current and future generations the value of our world’s mangrove forests…

Educating children about the values and benefits of mangroves is the solution to future mangrove conservation. The ‘Marvellous Mangroves’ (MM) training is an in-depth, hands-on, science-based conservation education program, which is taught not only to primary and secondary schoolchildren, but also to teachers themselves.

The Idea

The Marvellous Mangroves Curriculum begins with a simple philosophy – getting future generations to not only learn about, but understand the importance of mangrove forests.

The curriculum is about more than reading books or showing children a website – the interactive nature of the program ensures that students are actively involved in learning about the true value of mangrove forests.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
Confucius

Teachers and students actively working together to understand the value of mangrove forests…


The Marvellous Mangroves program is all about training teachers and educators how to implement the curriculum – and in the process learning about mangrove ecology and services themselves.

Because this model is adopted to each geographic and socioeconomic context, it is highly adaptable, and has been implemented all around the world, becoming part of the national curriculum of several countries

Learn more about the MM Curriculum and bringing it to your area:

Integrating additional coastal ecosystems...

Mangroves are just one part of the entire tropical coastal ecosystem. All of the associated ecosystems are inextricably linked, and ensuring the stability of each is vital for maintaining a healthy coastline.

As such, the MM Curriculum is undergoing a trial expansion to reflect this integration by including associated coastal ecosystems – such as seagrass and coral reefs.

The initial programme is taking place in the Cayman Islands, supported by the UK government’s Darwin Plus Initiative, and has plans to expand to other UK overseas territories across the Caribbean.

Cayman Island Mangrove Rangers

Cayman Island Mangrove Rangers

Click to view the CIMR website

The Cayman Island Mangrove Rangers

The recently-formed Cayman Island Mangrove Rangers are also working in tandem to help teach and implement the curriculum, as well as monitor and raise awareness among the community of their local coastal ecosystems. MAP – and its local Cayman partner organization, Mangrove Education Project – aim to expand their model to other countries around the Caribbean and elsewhere, in conjunction with the curriculum.

Click below to view their website and find out more about their mission.

CIMR Website