Why I want to chip in and be an ECO-boy

By: Juan Espat,  — years old

The following is a submission of one of our applicants to this year’s Chaa Creek Eco Kids Summer Camp.

Officially known as the Children’s Summer Camp Scholarship Program, the annual event gives 24 young Belizeans between the ages of 8 and 13 a chance to learn about their natural world through a mix of adventure, social interaction, fun and hands-on education aimed at instilling a sense of wonder and responsibility for the environment.

The Eco Kids are selected after submitting a 300 word written essay which is reviewed and shortlisted by the Chaa Creek scholarship committee with the winners going on to attend the summer camp.

Chaa Creek will be providing all lodging, three healthy meals and snacks each day, structured educational activities, arts and craft materials, tee shirts, 24-hour camp counselor supervision, and guided tours conducted by licensed naturalist guides.

Good luck potential Eco Kids!

Why I want to chip in and be an ECO-boy

Eco Kids Summer Camp 2013

Nature is priceless but man has been destroying it ever since. It has reached its breaking point where our beautiful planet earth is shedding tears for help.  This is the time to act and not sit around doing nothing this is why I want to chip in and be an ECO-boy.

From since I was a child my parents thought me about conserve water and energy. I had never put importance then, but now I thank them for being an inspiration and have influence me to become and ECO-boy.  Nothing beats nature. Ever since the birth of technology man with his intelligent has built great and powerful things. Unfortunately nature has paid the price. We have global warming which is a result of massive deforestation the burning of toxic fumes witch has now destroyed a big portion of the ozone layer.

I’ve always thought and wandered about dinosaurs whatever the cause was for their extinction. Movies, holograms and, drawing would never beat the awe in actually seeing one alive. This is why I want to learn more about conservation and the three R’s reuse, reduce and recycle because I want my future generations to see a live parrot, monkey, mahogany tree and orchids and all the other fauna and flora and even bathing in the river which my Belize has to offer. I don’t want them to experience these things just thought television, pictures and holograms as we do with dinosaurs and many other extinct animals and knowing that many endangered species exist.

There are many ways we can help planet earth by using the simple three R methods is just one way we can help. Taking your bag to the store when shopping reduces the use of a plastic bag. My dad recycles a five gallon container and converted it in to a garbage bin. Reusing a big bag as a garbage bag. These are all examples of the three R’s method.

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