National Trust celebrates Earth Month
Earth Day 2014 Calendar
George Town, 11 April 2014 — In celebration of Earth Month, the National Trust will be hosting a number of activities throughout the month of April including Dress Down days, Easter at Mission House and a Dark Sky Initiative with the Cayman Islands Astronomical Society and the University College of the Cayman Islands.
Schools and corporations are encouraged to dress down any day in April for Earth Month. Purchase special edition “Protect our Paradise” t-shirts from the National Trust for a small donation and show your support for environmental sustainability. Adult shirts are CI $15 and children are CI $10.
Play your part in making Earth Month in Cayman go viral by participating in an Earth Month Challenge and post it to Facebook. Participants are challenged to take part in a range of outdoor activities while enjoying Cayman’s natural beauty. Opportunities include tours, eating traditional food, recycling, reducing your carbon footprint or planting a tree. Change your social media profile photo to the National Trust’s “Protect our Paradise” icon, take a picture of yourself doing an Earth Month Challenge and label it with the hashtag #ProtectourParadise.
On Saturday, April 19th the Trust celebrates Easter at Mission House. Parents are invited to drop off their “little bunnies” to the National Trust office where they will be bused to Mission House for a Peter Rabbit themed morning or afternoon of fun activities including crafts, Easter obstacle course, grow your own carrots and stories from the Beatrix Potter collection. Costs is CI $25 per bunny.
Reach for the stars with the Cayman Islands Astronomical Society and UCCI. Help protect our natural light by joining the National Trust at the Dr.Wm Hrudey Observatory on Friday, April 25th at 7pm for live viewing of Saturn and Mars which will be streamed to an Internet meeting of several Astronomy Societies in the North and South Americas along with a lecture on Dark Skies in Cayman at 8pm. Adults are CI$15 and Kids are CI$10. Proceeds raised will go to the National Trust, the Cayman Islands Astronomical Society (CIAS) and the observatory.
Lastly, learn to cook like a local at a Traditional Cooking Class being held in conjunction with the Catboat Club on 30 April.