At Baie Ternay the 15 kids explored the bay at low tide, where they got to see a variety of marine life, such as; cowrie, sea cucumber, large number of fishes, starfish and crabs. Some of them were terrified of the crabs, but others enjoyed counting the number of ghost crabs on the beach. They were amazed by the size of the Grey Heron which were busy fishing in the shallow pools. Everything began with a small introduction about the marine park and its purpose. Given that the Rangers boat was in the bay, they managed to see and learn about the role of marine park rangers. All was explained at a level in which they could understand. It was absolutely fantastic to see the cowrie crawling with its many tiny feet in our tray. After lunch the kids were treated to some fun games, where they got to learn more about marine animals.

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 At La Reserve, in the Morne Seychellois National Park, the kids learnt about the history of the park, the diversity of plants, such as the many palms found in the forest. Most of all they got to spend time in nature breathing the fresh air. Their refreshingly amazing journey ended at the platform, from which the inner islands of Praslin and La Digue can be spotted, but unfortunately towards the end of the journey the weather became cloudy, denying the explorers the ultimate reward. However, that did not seem to dampen their spirits, since they were playing and “singing in the rain”.

Other groups who wish to become “Explorers for a day” do not hesitate to contact Seychelles National Parks Authority on 2813992.