Four Seasons Resort Nevis, British West Indies
The Four Seasons Resort Nevis is one of the top Caribbean destinations for the entire family, and its Sea Turtle Education and Adoption Program is one of the most exciting and innovative activities we've seen. Working together with the Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC), the Resort will "adopt a sea turtle" for each child participating in the Resort's Sea Turtle Education Day at the complimentary Kids for All Seasons Center. In return, the Four Seasons Resort Nevis is making a significant financial contribution to support Caribbean Conservation Corporation and its efforts to study and save sea turtles across the Caribbean.
The Resort's award-winning "Kids for All Seasons" program, provided on a complimentary basis for children ages three to nine, offers a creative educational component highlighting sea turtles. Activities include Turtle Tales under the Tree, Turtle Watch Beach Walks, arts and crafts, games, and other events. Upon arrival at the Resort, children ages three through nine will find an edible rice crispy "turtle" treat designed by the Resort's Executive Pastry Chef and a plush turtle toy waiting for them in their guest room.
Sea turtles nest on the island of Nevis from June through October each year. During this period, children ages three to nine participating in the Resort's Kids for All Seasons Sea Turtle Education and Adoption program receive a personalized color adoption certificate emblazoned with the their name and a picture of the turtle they have adopted along with a complimentary Caribbean Conservation Corporation membership. Turtles up for "adoption" are among a select group of local turtles that are satellite-tagged with transmitters for scientific research purposes. The children then have the unique opportunity to continue tracking the migratory patterns of their Nevisian sea turtle at home or at school via the Caribbean Conservation Corporation's website.
Following the migratory patterns of sea turtles can be an educational and enjoyable experience for children. Four Nevisian sea turtles were tagged and released on the Resort's beach. Their names are Nevis, Mango, Calypso and Ginger. Families can track these four Nevisian turtles on the Caribbean Conservation Corporation's website at http://www.cccturtle.org.
The island of Nevis, including the beach at the Four Seasons Resort, has long been a nesting ground for the endangered Hawksbill, Leatherback, and Green sea turtles. Adventurous families can also join the local Nevis Turtle Group on a nighttime turtle watch on a space available basis. Guided by a local Fisheries Development Officer, volunteers monitor Lover's Beach during heavy nesting seasons such as the summer months.
For more information on the AAA Five Diamond Four Seasons Resort Nevis, visit their website at Four Seasons Resort Nevis.