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BICA HONDURAS - Enviromental Education

ENVIRONMENTAL
EDUCATION

Our objective in BICA Utila is to strengthen the environmental and cultural knowledge of the communities and promote a change of attitude in the population, which will allow for the rational use and conservation of natural resources.

Enviromental Education BICA Honduras
Enviromental Education BICA Honduras

PROJECTS

We share an agreement with other organizations on the island, such as Fundación Islas de la bahía (FIB), Utila Research Conservation and Facilities (KANAHAU), Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center (WSORC) that are part of Utila's environmental education program, which we divide the work of educating the children and youth of the island weekly visits to 8 schools on the island to give talks and carry out activities on environmental issues with students of all school levels, with about 700 children receiving environmental education annually, creating year after year an awareness of the rational use and protection of the island's natural resources.​

The environmental education on Utila thrives with a robust program of environmental education, for eight educational centers on Utila Town and Utila Cays,  For seven consecutive years, these institutions have been steadfast supporters of the program. In 2023 alone, the program covered 25 environmental topics over 25 weeks, from February to October, reaching a total of 575 workshops throughout the academic year. With the dedicated support of 16 teachers, topics were seamlessly integrated into the natural sciences, engaging 375 students weekly. The culmination of the year was marked by the issuance of 399 participation certificates to students, teachers, and directors, symbolizing gratitude for their ongoing commitment and learning. Furthermore, the program extends its impact beyond the classroom, integrating environmental awareness into the community through its Educational Social Work (TES) initiative. This initiative, spanning five years, entails 100 hours of annual community environmental work,

BICA Utila Environmental Education
BICA Utila Environmental Education
BICA Utila Environmental Education
BICA Utila Environmental Education

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Founded in 1990 by concerned citizens, the Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA) is a grassroots organization dedicated to safeguarding the future well-being of the Bay Islands, Honduras. It is a private, non-profit entity coordinating and initiating efforts to protect the islands' delicate natural resources. To effectively carry out its operations, BICA has established three strategically located chapters on each island—Utila, Roatan, and Guanaja. Additionally, it has recently expanded to Tampa, FL, where it has obtained official 501c3 status to facilitate donations from interested individuals and groups.
With over 30 years of experience, BICA has successfully implemented various programs and projects in the Bay Islands, focusing on environmental education, community development, protection, and research & monitoring. Since 1994, BICA has entered into a co-management agreement with the Institute of Forestry Conservation and Wildlife (ICF) to jointly manage the marine and terrestrial protected areas in the Bay Islands of Honduras.

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