Education sessions in primary schools

(April 2014) The second part of our diversity project has consisted of education sessions in primary schools, giving the children a basic comprehension of marine ecology to help them understand the need to preserve our marine environment.

During 3 months (Jan-Mar 2014) our Research Assistant visited 24 primary schools all over the island (2 schools, twice a week), performing education sessions for in total 1100 children in the age of 9-11 years. The sessions included teaching them about corals, dolphins, whales, sea turtles and sea birds that can be seen in Mauritius.

After each session, an oral quiz was held with the children to check how much they had understood and learnt. The average percentage of correct answers ranged between 83 and 100 %.