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The Problem

Roots and Shoots Tobago: The Rockley Bay Harbour Keepers hopes to engage the public in the issues of Rockley Bay, locally known as the Scarborough Harbour. This bay is one of the Caribbean's underwater cultural heritage sites and the protection of this site is imperative as the cultural heritage of the island is reflected through a fierce Battle of Rockley Bay in 1677 between the French and the Dutch in Scarborough. Recording the ship wrecked remains of thirteen ships and the three thousand lives lost is currently being examined through a nautical archeology project that is the Rockley Bay Research Project (RBRP). Preliminary findings identifies a bay in desperate need of the removal of a derelict barge, plastic waste from the surrounding water courses, therefore the importance of mapping the area for the purpose of introducing recycling of plastics and educating the public on improving the quality of life by beautification projects that can significantly impact the surrounding inland areas is imperative.

Our Plan

Identify students in two groups 7-10 years and 11-15 years. Design interactive lectures and workshops and hands on activities all geared for students. Incorporating the work of the on-going nautical archeology research, the Rockley Bay Research Project (RBRP) and highlighting the importance of the island's cultural heritage to effect change.

Themes Addressed

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    Clean Water
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    Community Enhancement
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The Benefit

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