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Archive for July, 2009

Watercolours goes to School!

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Turtle egg poaching is rife on the islands so we decided to get back to basics and educate the kids in the village as to why they shouldn’t be eating turtle eggs today, whereas it was sustainable a decade or two ago on the islands.

We ran an education programme followed by poster designing. We chose the 6 winners and took them all on a Discover Scuba Diving session for their prizes. I only hope the kids had as much fun as we did!

The overall winner will have their design made into a turtle conservation t-shirt that will be on sale in our dive centre. Watercolours is also going to give t-shirts to the entire school, including the teachers (that’s about 200 t-shirts) in order to further promote care of our turtles.

Thanks to Reef Check with helping us in giving this presentation and for helping organise the colouring materials and children! Project AWARE kindly donated money for printing costs and this is much appreciated.

Designing turtle posters

Reef Check Ruth and the children

Bloggers Corinne & Anthony dive with Watercolours

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

We’ve been visited by Anthony, who runs www.zesea.com and Corinne, whose website can be found at http://petitesbullesdailleurs.fr

Both visited Watercolours recently and we’re happy to see some great picture on their websites. Thanks for stopping by the Perhentians and diving with Watercolours. Was great to meet you both.

We can be seen here:
http://petitesbullesdailleurs.fr/2009/07/04/les-yeux-dans-le-bleu/
http://www.zesea.com/Zeblog/