Ascension : Conservation Weekly - By Susanna Musick
Submitted by The Islander (Conservation Office) 06.09.2007 (Article Archived on 20.09.2007)
Activities with the Ascension Explorers came to a close last week. The final activity took place on Green Mountain, where the Explorers learned how to identify Ascensionís endemic plants.
Explorers Visit Green Mountain
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Activities with the Ascension Explorers came to a close last week. The final activity took place on Green Mountain, where the Explorers learned how to identify Ascensionís endemic plants. The children enjoyed visiting the shade houses and playing games on the lawn afterwards. Winners from the previous weekís activities at Deadmanís Beach were the Deadmanís group. The winning group from the Green Mountain activity was the Ascension Lilies. The overall winners for the month were the following: first place, Danielle Bennett; second place, Callum John; third place, Kyle Francis. Many thanks to the children for their keen participation throughout the month! Also, a special thank you goes out to Natasha Williams for doing such a fantastic job organising all of the outings.
Note: The Conservation Department has two new items on offer in the Centre. The first is Mary the Masked Booby, a childrenís book authored by Tara Pelembe with photography from Anselmo Pelembe. This book tells the story of a pair of masked boobies on Ascension Island, and is on sale for £5. The second new item is Ascension Survival, a DVD featuring Ascension wildlife and conservation work. The DVD is on sale for £15 from the Conservation Centre.