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Six level 5 students spent 2 weeks on the island of Grenada in the Caribbean undertaking a variety of different studies and survey techniques applying their theoretical knowledge in the field.

 

Vegetation Surveys

Students participated in a long-term forest monitoring project for a study being carried out on climate change. This included tree identification and measurements in pre-existing plots across Grenada.

 

Bird Surveys

A number of different bird survey techniques were used to assess bird biodiversity and habitat suitability in Grenada’s dry forest. These included transect surveys, point surveys and call- play back for a variety of bird species, notably the Grenada flycatcher (Myiarchus nugatory) and Mangrove cuckoo (Coccyzus minor).

 

Camera Trapping and Sound Recording

Camera traps and sound recorders were used to survey biodiversity at Mount Hartman Estate.

 

Critically Endangered Grenada dove (Leptotila wellsi) captured at Mount Hartman Estate during the trip.

 

Grenada Forestry and National Parks Department

Throughout the trip the students worked closely with members of the forestry department. This included the unique opportunity of attending a training session held for forestry staff and allowed the students the opportunity to present their experiential learning studies and experiences to the department and network with professionals working on Caribbean conservation projects such as the Grenada Dove Conservation Programme.

 

 

Grenada Experiential Learning Field Trip Additional Activities

 

Northern most survey plot.

 

Nearest beach.

 

Lizard ID Surveys

 

Tree Boa

 

Manicou (Didelphis marsupialis)