A Love of Nature, Founded Upon the Seas

In March 2022, the Grade 5 students embarked upon their annual adventure in Little Cayman. They spent three days exploring the island and doing a deep dive into learning about our beautiful and valuable coral reefs, mangroves and sparkling waters, guided by the passionate and expert educators at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute. It was an immersive, profoundly Caymanian learning experience, founded upon the seas.

The trip had a powerful and lasting impact on the children, who returned from the trip full of thoughtful connections about nature and our island, a deepened awareness about the inter-connectedness of all living things, and ignited passion about the importance of protecting our environment. The vibrancy of their memories and experiences in Little Cayman can be seen in the persuasive and engaging travel brochures that they created after the trip. Feel free to have a look at the content from the brochures below, and take a trip across the sea to the magical place that is Little Cayman!

Every eco-lover out there will absolutely love this little gem of an island. It has creatures that you will never see anywhere else in the world, from outstanding sea-life to incredible birds. Highly recommended if you want to take a break and enjoy nature in its original form.

Come and see the Sister Islands Rock Iguana, which is found nowhere else in the world. Visit amazing locations such as Owen Island (perfect place for a picnic!), the relaxing shores of Point of Sand and many more.

“It was the most incredible experience,” says one of the Grade 5 MBTS students after she snorkeled in the crystal waters of Little Cayman.

But are you still unsure? Well, most buildings there run on solar power and the citizens try and save water as best they can, so you won’t be affecting the environment there in any harmful way. But remember: if you go snorkeling, rinse your gear in beach before and after because the people in Little Cayman don’t want you to make the corals ill.

Written and illustrated by: N.G., Upper Elementary Grade 5

Little Cayman! Its clear waters and beautiful beaches are magical sights. If you want to protect the environment, feel free to do a beach clean-up to freshen the island.

It is home to two species only found in Little Cayman: the Red-footed Booby and the Sister Islands Rock Iguana (who live by the museum). There are many Nassau groupers when you go snorkeling. Wouldn’t you like to spend your vacation on this incredible gem of an island? Just think about it.

CCMI is a great place to visit. There, you will get educated on the marine life and pollution in the Caribbean. They serve amazing food and provide comfy dorms to stay in. There are a lot of fun activities to do like snorkeling tours of the booby ponds and more! They are very environmentally friendly and half of their station is solar powered. It’s a heck of a place!

Places to visit:

  • Booby Ponds
  • National Trust
  • Museum
  • Point of Sand
  • Seahorse Cafe
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Tarpon Lake

Things to Do:

  • Snorkel
  • Scuba dive
  • Beach clean-up


  • Red-footed Booby
  • Nassau Grouper
  • Sister Islands Rock Iguana

Written and illustrated by: J.B., Upper Elementary Grade 5

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