Our mission is to promote awareness of ecology, culture and sport through discovery, inspiration, and education.
We pursue this mission on the island of Saint Martin and around the globe in several ways:
Les Fruits de Mer works to advance and celebrate knowledge of wildlife, ecology, and natural heritage with publications for people of all ages, locally and internationally.
We have published two editions of The Incomplete Guide to the Wildlife of Saint Martin, which showcases the unique terrestrial wildlife of St. Martin, and are currently preparing a French-language version of the guide for publication. We partner with SXM Wildlife to produce weekly wildlife columns in local newspapers. Future publications include illustrated guides to the plant and marine life of St. Martin as well as children’s books featuring local wildlife.
Les Fruits de Mer champions, creates, and implements education for children.
In cooperation with SXM Wildlife, Les Fruits de Mer conducts an education program on the island that includes hands-on classroom visits, presentations, workshops and field trips as well as work with after-school groups and a book donation program. With additional funding, we hope to further expand this program in 2013/2014. For more information about the education program, visit: http://www.sxmwildlife.com/education/
You can also download a summary of our education program and descriptions of some of our presentations and workshops. If you are an educator interested in a workshop or presentation for your class, please contact us.
Les Fruits de Mer promotes wildlife and ecological awareness with regular public outreach.
Both independently and in partnership with other organizations, we develop, publicize and present public events and experiences including wildlife walks, multimedia presentations and lectures, ecologically-focused public art, and beach and canal clean-ups.