Category: Amuseum@Home

Amuseum@Home: Day 13

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Today we are looking at a tree with special cultural meaning and also exploring art on St. Martin.

BOOK OF THE DAY

The Flamboyant: St. Martin’s Tree of Freedom in Culture and Art
This book celebrates a very special heritage tree for St. Martin. Learn more about the glorious Flamboyant, its links to local traditions and its historical connection to emancipation. Includes an essay by master painter Sir Roland Richardson, and beautiful images of some of his iconic Flamboyant artworks!

Download for free: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Flamboyant.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

St. Martin Art, Writing and Nature Imaginarium Activities!

Imagine, tell stories, write and create with these inspiring activities based on gorgeous paintings of local landscapes by St. Martin artist Sir Roland Richardson.

Download for free:http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Imaginarium-Activities-One.pdf


VIDEO OF THE DAY

I’m From the Renaissance

A short film about painter, teacher and Renaissance man Cynric Griffith. He lived an amazing life and made a big difference on St. Martin along the way. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cemtki20IWU

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Amusuem@Home: Day 12

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Have fun learning about Caribbean wildlife today!

BOOK OF THE DAY

Eye on Endemics: Caribbean Originals
In Caribbean Originals, we showcase ten local species that are found only on this island or only in the region, including birds lizards and insects. Learn about two species of lizard that live only on St. Martin and how a bird learned a new lifestyle while trying to overcome a disability.

Free download: http://goo.gl/ZY1SoV


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Wildlife Crown Craft
A perfect craft for having fun at home! Just color, cut and tape or staple to make cool crowns featuring local wildlife. Download for free:

Anguilla Bank Anole Lizard: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Crown-AnguillaBankAnole.pdf
Brown Pelican: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Crown-BrownPelican.pdf
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Crown-LesserAntilleanBullfinch.pdf

Instructions:
Print on A4 card stock (or whatever you have).
Color front and band (bottom section is the band).
Cut out front (top section) and band (strip on bottom).
Attach front and band with tape or staples, sized to the child’s head.


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Little Key After Irma

What is life like on a tiny island after a big hurricane? Come with us to Little Key—an island less than 100 meters long in the Simpson Bay Lagoon in St. Martin—and find out! Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-J8IZ0X3Tk

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Amuseum@Home: Day 11

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Learn about your feathery friends! Today’s program includes a book about birds, a happy bird-day card activity and a film about St. Martin’s Great Salt Pond that features lots of birds.

BOOK OF THE DAY

Eye on Endemics
This short book takes a closer look at some of the regionally-endemic birds that live on St. Martin. These are special birds that are only found in the Caribbean or have unique varieties in the Caribbean.

Free download: https://goo.gl/rYfpLM


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Happy Bird-day Cards
Color and create with these bird-themed cards. A great activity for people of all ages, everyone can leave with cards to give to friends or family. Download for free:

English, A4 Paper: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Bird-day-Cards-EN-A4.pdf
English, Letter Paper: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Bird-day-Cards-EN-Letter.pdf
French, A4 Paper: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Bird-day-Cards-FR-A4.pdf
French, Letter Paper: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Bird-day-Cards-FR-Letter.pdf


VIDEO OF THE DAY

The Great Salt Pond

Learn about St. Martin’s Great Salt Pond from a few different perspectives. See views of the pond and many of the birds that live there. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIZ9w2ocyWg

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Amuseum@Home: Day 10

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Today we go down to the deep sea to see all the amazing creatures that live there!

BOOKLET OF THE DAY

Deep Sea Creatures of the Caribbean
Go deep, deep down to see all of the crazy animals that live deep under the sea. Some of them even live below where light ever reaches!

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Deep-Sea-Creatures-of-the-Caribbean.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Undersea Adventure Creative Activity Sheets
Get ready to dive in and use your imagination! These ocean-themed activity sheets ask you to use your creativity to draw part of the picture. You can print them out, or just look at the instructions and draw on your own sheet of paper! Designed by Jenn “Madam J” Yerkes.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Undersea-Adventure-Creative-Activity-Sheets.pdf


VIDEO OF THE DAY

2000 Feet Under the Sea

In this vintage adventure the team explores the deep sea in a submarine off the coast of Roatan, Honduras. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsIwPNAgQdw

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Amuseum@Home: Day 9

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Today we learn about animals that were brought by people to new places. It has happened a lot. Animals can cause big problems when they are brought to new places, especially islands. Learn how non-native animals have transformed St. Martin.

BOOK OF THE DAY

Caribbean Curiosities: Island of Change
From prehistoric times to the present day, one of the most important ways humans have impacted St. Martin is by introducing new animal and plant species. The second volume of Caribbean Curiosities winds its way through tales of animals that were brought to St. Martin by people and how these new species have changed the island. How has the island been changed forever by these new arrivals and what are they doing right now to change the island’s future?

Free download: https://goo.gl/Tp9kPm


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Introduced Species Crossword Puzzle
Solve the clues to complete this crossword puzzle all about animals that are not native to St. Martin, but were brought here by people.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Introduced-Species-Crossword.pdf

Play online: https://crosswordlabs.com/view/introduced-species-crossword


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Scrub Island Rescue
The team explores Scrub Island, an uninhabited island off the coast of Anguilla. They encounter quite a few native animals and also one introduced animal that has caused lots of trouble over the years, the rat! Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqdyFAytM4Q

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Amuseum@Home: Day 8

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Today we learn about birds, and especially how they survive hurricanes. Birds and other animals are amazing survivors!

BOOK OF THE DAY

The Animals of Irma’s Island
After a major hurricane, it can take years for nature to recover. On the island of St. Martin, we had a chance to watch that recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. In the weeks and months following the hurricane, St. Martin truly was Irma’s Island. In this book, we take a closer look at the lives, struggles and recovery of the animals living here during this special time.

Free download: https://goo.gl/vAd6L8


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Bird Mask
Fun and fanciful bird masks in different designs. Download, print, color and cut!

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Bird-Masks.pdf


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Birds After Irma
What’s happened to St. Martin’s birds after Hurricane Irma? Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7-stTdHwQo

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Amuseum@Home: Day 7

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Today we are focusing on local culture and what we can do to preserve and share it. We are also starting our Heritage Backup program so we can use the time we have to make sure St. Martin’s history includes stories about everyone.

BOOKLET OF THE DAY

Heritage Backup, Part One
This booklet is the first installment of our Heritage Backup program. We cover two topics. The first is how to create an inventory of your own personal heritage. In the second part, we look at the amazing amount of information that you can find in family photos.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Heritage-Backup.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Heritage Vertical Poem
Learn how to write a vertical poem and write your own using the word HERITAGE, or a word that you choose.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Heritage-Vertical-Poem.pdf

BONUS ACTIVITY
Personal Heritage Inventory

Make an inventory of the heritage items in your house, just like you would if you worked at a museum!

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Personal-Heritage-Inventory.pdf


VIDEO OF THE DAY

We Used to Eat Fresh Things
Delphine David remembers growing up on St. Martin and helping raise her younger brothers and sisters. Her history is an important part of the history of St. Martin. By listening to her, we can learn about the island and life in the past. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTDFgDjN0mY

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Amuseum@Home: Day 6

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Learn about St. Martin traditions of making things and building homes! For all of prehistory and most of history people on this island had to make most of what they needed.

BOOK OF THE DAY

Making and Building on St. Martin
This book is an Amuseum Companion. It features St. Martin building techniques and traditional methods of making things. It features a few things going all the way back to prehistory, like Amerindian tools. It also shows how reusing and recycling are long time St. Martin traditions.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/AmuseumCompanion-MakingBuilding.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Making and Building on St. Martin Word Search
Develop your word skills by finding words about making and building in the word search. If you don’t know what some of them mean, check out the book Making and Building on St. Martin that is the book of the day.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/MakingBuilding-WordSearch.pdf


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Homes After Irma
St. Martin has many amazing and unique homes. Most of them were designed and built by local people. Learn more about them and why it is important to restore and protect them after they were damaged by Hurricane Irma. Watch:

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Amuseum@Home: Day 5

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Learn about Caribbean critters today! Everything we are sharing today is about insects and other bugs!

BOOK OF THE DAY

Bugs in Paradise
For a little fun today
We thought it would be nice
To make an ebook just for kids
Called Bugs in Paradise.
With photos to astound the eye
Of creatures where they dwell
The text is written all in verse
And will delight as well.

Free download: http://goo.gl/mQ2d5M


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Crazy Creatures Creative Activity Sheets
You’re invited to use your imagination! These activity sheets ask you to use your creativity to draw part of the picture. You can print them out, or just look at the instructions and draw on your own sheet of paper! Made by Jenn Yerkes.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Crazy-Creatures-Creative-Activity-Pages.pdf


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Bugs in Paradise
The critters of the tropical broadleaf forest are showcased in verse. Poetry selections read by the author. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=20kTsqIGGOQ

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Amuseum@Home: Day 4

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Learn about Caribbean animals today! Everything we are sharing today also includes some kind of aquatic animal, from fish and frogs to crabs and crayfish!

BOOK OF THE DAY

Caribbean Curiosities
Take a deeper dive into some of the amazing plants and animals that are featured at Amuseum Naturalis! Caribbean Curiosities tells the stories of some of St. Martin’s most dangerous invaders and some of its most amazing native treasures.

Free download: https://goo.gl/3gB2F5


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Amuseum Coloring Pages
A set of four coloring pages designed by Emily Geoffroy for Amuseum Naturalis. The designs are crayfish, fish, fly and Gaïac.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/AN-Coloring-Pages.pdf


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Gut Life
Learn about the fascinating freshwater ecosystems on St. Martin. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2bH0xilGmQ

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Amuseum@Home: Day 3

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Today we head over to the salt pond. For hundreds of years salt was made on St. Martin’s ponds, and in today’s video, we hear from Elise Hyman, who picked salt back in the day. We also have another book about birds that love ponds and an activity where you can make and color your own bird.

BOOK OF THE DAY

Pond Life
Learn the stories of seven different birds that live on St. Martin’s ponds. Some of them are year-round residents that raise families on our ponds each year, others are long distance travelers that come here each year to spend the winter months. They all depend on the same wetlands, which are critical to the ecology of the island and also an important part of its culture, history and identity.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Pond-Life.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Sandpiper Build-A-Bird
Make this simple mobile from a single sheet of US legal sized (8.5″ x 14″) paper. (A smaller size of paper works, it just makes a smaller bird.) The shape is a flying sandpiper, but it can be colored creatively.
Instructions:

Print on card stock.
Color the two wing and body sets on the printed side.
Cut them out and glue together.
Use a utility knife to cut along the line marked in the body and insert the wings.
Make a hole where marked on the body and hang with recycled fishing line.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Build-a-Bird-Sandpiper.pdf


VIDEO OF THE DAY

A Beautiful Sight to See
Like many people living in French Quarter at the time, Elise Hyman worked in salt production in Orient Bay in the middle of the last century. She shared some memories of those days and how salt was produced at Salines d’Orient. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xKn3bnZoeM

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Amuseum@Home: Day 2

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Today, enjoy a book an activity and a short film. They are all about some of the unique animals that are found only on St. Martin or only in our region.

BOOK OF THE DAY

Caribbean Curiosities: Native Nature
St. Martin is full of unique animals. Many are found only in the Caribbean, and some are found only on St. Martin. Each species has its own story, and exploring this rich natural heritage is a fascinating way to explore the island. Learning how our wildlife became so unique is also a great way to understand the way all life has evolved and diversified. Enjoy six stories about bats, birds, lizards, fish and bugs.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Caribbean-Curiosities-Native-Nature.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Native Islanders Activity Book
This activity book features coloring pages, activity pages and interesting information about species that are endemic to St. Martin and to the Caribbean. It features artwork by Emily Geoffroy and Jenn Yerkes and text by Jenn Yerkes and Mark Yokoyama.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/EAF-Activity-Book.pdf


VIDEO OF THE DAY

To the Bat Cave!
Caves are special places. They are home to bats and other animals, including many species that are found only in our region. Take a peek inside one of St. Martin’s most unique habitats, the Grotte du Puits des Terres Basses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qei7VZRa4lM

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Amuseum@Home: Day 1

Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Today, enjoy a book an activity and a short film. They are all about our wetlands. St. Martin’s ponds and mangrove forests are super interesting and important to both people and nature.

BOOK OF THE DAY

Pond Life: Reflections
If you like your ecosystems wet and wild, then you will love Pond Life: Reflections. Each chapter explores a different view into these ever-changing wild spaces. How do they transform with the seasons? What has changed in recent years? How do they reflect centuries of history? Like St. Martin itself, life on the pond is rich and always in motion. Ponds connect sea and land, human and nature, past and present: dive in, and discover.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Pond-Life-Reflections.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Wetland Coloring Pages
Enjoy three free coloring pages with poems about these awesome animals who live in St. Martin’s wetland habitats: Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstone and Fiddler Crab.

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Wetland-Coloring-Pages.pdf


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Return of the Flamingo
Two flamingos arrived on the salt pond at Orient Bay in 2018. Are they the first of many? What is the history of this amazing bird on St. Martin? Watch and find out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0F7QEu7xFE

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