The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

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ACTIVITIES: THE RITZ-CARLTON, ST. THOMAS

Coral Reefs - Cities Under the Sea: Ever wonder what is a coral reef? Is a coral a plant or an animal or both? Through games, multi-media, and an outdoor excursion, explore the magical ecosystem known as the “City Under The Sea” – the coral reef! (Ages 5-8)

Fish Form and Function: Fish come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Through a variety of activities, we’ll discover the clever and weird ways to learn a lot about a fish’s life just by looking at its color and shape. (Ages 5-8)

Fun in the Sun: The sun is the closest star to earth and the center of our solar system. We learn to use the sun to our advantage as we create our own food, power, and crafts using free solar energy from the sun. (Ages 5-8)

Beautiful Blue Beaches: Water is unique and beaches are wonderful. Where land meets sea – the perfect place to experience the wonders of water that make our planet this beautiful place in the universe. We are all water alive and it is water that creates our coastlines. Join us for an in depth exploration of the world of water and our beautiful blue beach. (Ages 5-12)

Creatures of the Night: We experience the heightened sensory awareness that comes from being outdoors at night, including sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell and intuition. We watch and learn how other species far surpass our limited abilities to function in the dark and become entranced by this other-world of mystery and beauty when the sun is down. (Ages 5-12)

From Junk to Funk – Eco Art: Using recycled materials that would have otherwise been thrown away, this “eco-art” activity helps us better understand how we can live more gently on the planet through recycling and reuse. We discuss some of the impacts of our activities on the environment and the benefits from environmentally responsible living. (Ages 5-12)

Gardening Gurus: Come dig in and explore everything plants have to offer. Join us as we plant seeds in the organic garden and native vegetation plot, harvest herbs, fruits and veggies for a snack or for organic cooking. We will also discover how to turn waste into a resource through composting! We will also learn about plants the ancient Taíno farmed and used for medicine. (Ages 5-12)

Kitchen-Eco Chefs: Explore our Garden and discover how organic practices can produce healthy vegetables, herbs and fruits and help the environment in the process. Create tasty snacks using our solar ovens while learning about how food affects our health and our world. (Ages 5-12)

Mangrove and Dinosaur Wonderland: Explore the mysterious world of mangroves. Discover how mangrove trees protect coastlines from erosion and how they support an amazing diversity of wildlife. Our most brave participants will get the opportunity to feed our resident population of living dinosaurs (green iguanas), getting to know them up close and personal (measured in inches). (Ages 5-12)

Reef Adaptations Snorkel: The reef holds much more than coral and fish! This snorkel excursion will explore plants, algae, and invertebrates. We will explore how they are adapted to their environment and ecologically connected to each other, how all communities are connected, and the connections between land and sea. (Ages 9+)

Responsible Living: Through an exploratory adventure that leads through the Ambassadors Learning Center, see what makes this an environmentally responsible building. Discover how different elements of our green building save money and benefit the environment. Through engaging activities, guests will learn to apply what they have discovered about sustainability back home. (Ages 9+)

Take Pictures, Leave Bubbles: Learn how to use digital cameras with waterproof housings to capture your view of the underwater world. Once we return from our underwater adventure, digitally enhance your favorite shots and use them to create a moving slideshow to take back home. (Ages 9+)