Arthur Ashe Institute Project

 

 

THE ARTHUR ASHE INSTITUTE PROJECT

 

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health provides a Summer Course for students from the Institute’s Health Science Academy.  Students conduct research projects in collaboration with NGO’s/CBO’s.  This year, 3 student interns from secondary schools in Trinidad, are researching Climate Change & Public Health @ the PaPWFT, having been selected as they have a 75% overall average together with a 75% average in Health related topics.

 

The Arthur Ashe project in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Science & Technology, St Augustine, builds upon an earlier Fullbright fellowship. This year’s project is being spearheaded by Marilyn Fraser-White, MD, Deputy Director, Arthur Ashe Institute; Fullbright Research Specialist, Brooklyn, USA.

 

Climate Change & Public Health will pose an increasing Public Health threat to the generation currently in Secondary Schools in Trinidad & Tobago.

 

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust is and has been involved in Climate Change issues “on the ground” since 1989, and continues to teach daily about Climate Change, Health & Social issues and the effects on all of us everywhere. The Trust has also completed 3 successive Climate Change projects funded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Biodiversity & Human Linkages to Climate Change, funded through the Small Grants/GEF/UNDP, both designed to bring awareness and action to both Primary & Secondary School students in Trinidad & Tobago. We are now serving as a community host for the Arthur Ashe Institute for these 3 student interns from San Fernando Central Secondary School, St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando and Naparima Girls School for their Climate Change & Public Health Research Project.

 

H.E. Lutz Goergens Ambassador of the Republic of Germany in Trinidad and Tobago Visits the Trust

 

H.E. with Senior Trust Educator Tamara Goberdhan, Trust President, Ms. Molly R. Gaskin, Trust Partner Ms. Sally Callender and Trust Vice President, Mrs. Karilyn Shephard See More...

  

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust is proud to be supported by the German Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago again with a grant which would enable the Trust's outreach programme "Combating Climate Change - What you can do". Trust Educators will visit schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago to share educational programmes to the youth engaging them in discussions and showing them that a "green lifestyle" helps fighting climate change. 

The Embassy and the Trust have been long standing partners since 2011 in raising the awareness about climate change.

 

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Returned to the Nariva Wetlands

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust released 10 Blue & Gold Macaws into their natural home, the Nariva Wetlands, to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Trust. Read more...

White Faced Whistling Duck

From the Netherlands with Love

White Faced Whistling Ducks and White Cheeked Pintails, locally endangered arrived at the PaP Wildfowl Trust in May 2013 as a gift from Pierrecco Eyma, President of Aviornis, Netherlands. Read more...

 

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust celebrates 50 years!!!

http://papwildfowltrust.org/index.php/news/50th-anniversary-celebration.html

Environmental Education Programme

We believe that in nature, one is uplifted and refreshed and that this bond can and does provide a valuable mental and spiritual boost and release for the handicapped and the ill, indeed for every one of us. Read more...