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A Photo Report of the Launch of a Jamaican Government – Private Sector Biodiversity Awareness Programme at Chandler’s Pen Primary and Junior High School.

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1 A Photo Report of the Launch of a Jamaican Government – Private Sector Biodiversity Awareness Programme at Chandler’s Pen Primary and Junior High School in Chateau, Clarendon Jamaica Friday June 8, 2012 Suzanne Davis, Ph.D. Jamaica Clearing-House Mechanism Natural History Museum of Jamaica, Institute of Jamaica ©2012

2 Welcome to Chandler’s Pen Primary & Junior High School

3 Chairman for the Outdoor Launch Mr. Vivian Crawford, Executive Director, Institute of Jamaica

4 Greetings from the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment Dr. Alwin Hales, Director General

5 Speech Item: “What Biodiversity means to me” Winner of the School’s Environmental Club Essay Competition

6 Greetings from the Clarendon Parish Council His Worship, The Mayor, Scean Barnswell

7 Keynote Address Mr. Collin Murray, Financial & Administrative Manager, JIO Ltd.

8 Project Overview Ms. Patrice Russell, Acting Education Outreach Officer

9 Poem: Free Land Composed by Eden Williams, Performed by a member of the Environmental Club

10 School’s Response Mr. Lindo King, Principal

11 Medley of Folk Songs School’s Environmental Club

12 Presentation of Tokens to Schools Mrs. Karen Demetrius, Senior Human Resource Officer, JIO (left) Ms. Susan Garriques, Financial Controller, TJH (right)

13 Cutting of the Vine across Door of the Biodiversity Centre From left to right: Mr. Lindo King, Principal Mr. Francois Doreau, General Manager, JIO & Financial Manager, TJH

14 Unveiling of Biodiversity Centre Plaque From left to right: His Worship, The Mayor, Scean Barnswell ; Mrs. Dionne Newell, Acting Director NHMJ; Mr. Francois Doreau, General Manager, JIO & Financial Manager, TJH

15 Viewing of Biodiversity Centre A collaborative project of the Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ), TransJamaica Highway (TJH) and Jamaica Infrastructure Operator Ltd. (JIO)

16 Viewing of Biodiversity Centre

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18 Viewing of Native & Endemic Garden

19 Additional Notes Prayer was offered by Dr. Suzanne Davis, Senior Research Officer – Clearing-House Mechanism Acknowledgements were made by Mrs. Dionne Newell, Acting Director, NHMJ Visiting Schools from south Clarendon: Green Park Primary & Junior High School Hazard Primary School Moore Primary School

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