Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu has conducted an educational session for local students on sustainability, nature conservation and marine biology.
On March 2, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu hosted students from the school in the neighbouring island of Thulhaadhoo for an educational session on sustainability, nature conservation, and marine biology. The students were hosted by the resort’s marine biologist who held an interactive workshop about various types of coral found in Baa atoll, threats facing coral reefs, and the importance of protecting the Maldivian shark population.
Following a refreshing lunch provided by the resort’s executive chef, the students were introduced to the environmentally-friendly, plastic-free amenities and practices used and adopted by the housekeeping team. During their back of the house tour, the students also visited the Eco Lab on the island and had a chat with the carpenters and engineers there about the benefits of using sustainable materials over plastic.
Highlight of the day was the tour of the Marine Turtle Rescue Centre, hosted by the Olive Ridley Project veterinarian Dr Claire Lomas. The students got to meet the turtle patients, whilst Dr Lomas spoke to the students about the injuries sustained by the turtles and the marine debris which threaten the natural habitat of the reptilian patients.
The students ended their day with a guided snorkelling session around the house reef which allowed them to apply their newly acquired knowledge about the aquatic world.