The Buccoo Reef Trust in collaboration with the Department of Marine Resources and Fisheries of the THA held a three week school vacation programme for 20 fifth and sixth form students from Tobago. The programme, entitled “Sea, Sun and Science – A Marine Science Experience”, included an introduction to the marine biology, ecology, fisheries management, aquaculture and oceanography, as well as training in snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing.
Certificates of Participation were presented to the students by the Chief Secretary, THA, and the Minister of Tobago Affairs at a ceremony held on Wednesday 31st July 2002 at the Conrado Beach Resort. The event included speeches from invited guests and participants, one of whom stated that “it was the best 3 weeks of their life”. Television coverage was provide by TV5 and most national and local papers covered the ceremony, which will be repeated next year.