Most Creative and Innovative Project Certificate Award
Ocean Academy's Environmental Club competed with high schools from across Belize in the National Sagicor Visionaries S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Competition. Ocean Academy's certificate-winning project, entitled Caye Caulker Mangrove Action Plan, utilizes GPS and mobile phone app technology to educate and engage people in the protection of the fragile mangrove ecosystem connected to Belize's Barrier Reef, a World Heritage Site located 1/4 mile from the island.
National Youth Award for Environmentalism
Belize Department of Youth Services awarded Ocean Academy's Aquatic Tourism program the National Youth Award for Environmentalism and Social Enterprise. Caye Caulker students are proud to be ecological ambassadors. This is the sixth national award received from Youth Services over the last five years.