NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 10, 2015) — The 26th annual Environmental Education Programme offered by the Nevis Public Library Services for six- to 12-year-old students, will conclude on August 14, 2015. According to Library Technician Glenda Claxton, at the end, participants will be better able to deal with the onslaught of a natural disasters. The theme this year is “Natural Disasters.”
Claxton told the Department of Information, at the start of the programme on August 05, 2015, at the Methodist Church Hall, that the theme was carefully chosen because on the natural disasters the Caribbean region has experienced. She said they include hurricanes, earthquakes and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the volcano eruption in neighbouring Montserrat.
“What we have decided to do is to educate the children as to the disasters: ways they can prepare their homes and cope with the effects of a natural disaster, whether it’s during or after a disaster. (more…)