Our ambitious education program aims to reach over 3,000 children a year. We visit schools, organize beach clean ups and mangrove replantations. We run programs such as the Junior Park Ranger programs which actively engages and inspires youth to interact with and protect our natural resources. When we have a turtle releasing we invite the local community to get involved and learn more. We organize glass bottom boat trips to inspire kids to appreciate their local environment.
We work with the private sector to educate and engage in our conservation practices.This includes our single use plastic reduction program which offers alternatives such as paper cups and paper straws. We also run a Responsible Seafood Guide which trains the local businesses on purchasing behaviors, closed seasons and markets participating restaurants. We educate locals and tourists alike on the best practices for ordering and supporting these businesses.
We work with the local community, members of the West End Patronato and local businesses to organize groups of volunteers to conduct monthly beach and reef clean ups at the end of every month.
Roatan Marine Park: How to be Responsible Visitors
Please watch the following informational video to learn how you can do your part by following environmental best practices on Roatan.