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Belize Elementary’s Ethan Quan Wins Coastal Awareness Quiz Competition Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 February 2016 00:00

The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute is hosting a series of activities across the country in celebration of Coastal Awareness Week, which was launched at Old Belize on Monday, February 22, under the theme “The Coast is ours… Let’s climate proof it!”. The first activity held for the week of February 22 to 27 was a primary school quiz competition.

Students from across Belize City gathered at the Bliss Center to cheer on their schoolmates on Tuesday, February 23. The competition featured questions on the importance of the Belize reef system and its coastal zone; including three atolls, several coastal lagoons, mangrove forests, and over 300 cayes. There were also some general environmental questions included. At the end of the competition, Ethan Quan from Belize Elemenatry School proved that he was clearly more knowledgeable of the Coastal areas of Belize than his peers. Quan received $500 cash and a tablet for his victory.

Other activities planned for Coastal Awareness Week are a seminar with tertiary level students at the University of Belize’s Central campus in Belmopan on Wednesday, February 24. There will be an Open Day in Dangriga on Thursday. On Friday, February 26, the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute is hosting a Coastal Fun Night at the BTL Park in Belize City. There will be musical entertainment by Concego and other Belizean artists as well as bouncy houses and face paintings for the children. There will be short presentations by various non-governmental organizations and free Travellers liquor for the adults throughout the event. The event starts at 7 p.m. and runs till 9. On Saturday, February 27, residents are being encouraged to come out and “Run 4 The Coast”. This event is a marathon starting at 5:30 in the morning. The route is from BTL Park to the Baron Bliss Memorial Lighthouse and back. This is a distance of three miles. Refreshments will be provided. The first 20 participants to sign up will receive a free T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the first male adult, female adult and child to finish the route. Registration is free.