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Fascinating Nature: Why is nature important?

By Adreano Finnetty (13 years old)

My name is Adreano Finnetty. I am currently a Standard 6 student attending Holy Redeemer Primary School in Belize City. Since I was born, I realized how fascinated I am with nature and the Earth itself. I have taken time and effort to learn as much as possible about nature: from the simplest of organisms, like flowers with the power of pollination; and, bugs which lay millions of eggs every single day; to animals of brute strength like lions and sharks.

To me, being an eco kid is to have the knowledge of both scientific and earthly details, not just the admiration of the life cycle; but also to save the environment from little things like littering. As human beings, we should know what is good for the environment and what is not. For example, the mufflers of some vehicles spew out toxic smoke that literally destroys our ozone layer. The ozone layer is what is protecting us from the sun’s harmful rays.

I admire this competition, not only because it motivates children to win the awesome Chaa Creek resort prize; but, at the same time teaches me about our ecosystem and other facts about the environment.  Should I be chosen to attend this camp, I will practice what I have learnt; and, I will share this knowledge with my siblings and friends.

This is an opportunity of a lifetime for the simple reason that I just turned 13 and this is my last opportunity to become an Eco-Sapling. I have a great desire to be an Eco-Kid. I would love the fact that I could say that I am an Eco Kid… please give me that chance! Thank you in advanced for this wonderful offer from The Lodge at Chaa Creek.

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