Check oKanahau School of Nature is the environmental education program created by Kanahau Utila Research and Conservation Facility. It aims to become a learning center without walls, turning the different ecosystems of Utila, Honduras into the "classrooms" where children learn about ecosystem functions and services, flora and fauna. What better classroom than nature itself?
It is targeted at all those curious children from 10 to 16 years of age wanting to learn and have fun. We do believe kids are the future, if we teach the younger generations to love their environment we will protect our island in the long run. Check some of our adventures below!
Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure
We took the kids on a kayak adventure to study the bioluminescent that occurs on the lagoon.
The kids were given an initial presentation explain the process in which live organisms create
light, how it happens and the uses different individuals give to the light. After the
presentation and a snack, the entire team hopped into a kayak to presence the
The school of nature students were taken for the first time to a snorkel trip. They were given
an initial presentation on coral, fish and reef associated organisms to introduce them to
aquatic ecosystems. After the presentation they were taken to the Lighthouse reef to test their
Swamper Conservation Workshop
We took the School of Nature students for a full day mangrove and iguana conservation
workshop. We gave a talk about the mangrove ecosystem and the 3 species of iguana that live
on Utila. We focused on the endemic Utila Spiny-tail Iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri), locally known
as Swamper, and the importance of protecting this species. The kids were taught how to
monitor reptile populations using distance surveys. After a break we taught them how to collect