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June 16, 2015 by admin
General News
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) based in Vailima is having an open day on 2 July this year to commemorate the day when the Treaty establishing SPREP was signed.

Since 1992 Samoa has been the host of SPREP the regional inter-governmental, environmental organisation for the Pacific islands.

This year on 2 July SPREP will be opening its doors with special guided tours for schools and the public. The first tour will start at 9.30am and the last one at 1pm.

SPREP Open Day 

It will be your opportunity to visit the SPREP compound to learn more about environmental issues that affect our Pacific region, work done by SPREP and how we can work together to address these.

"Samoa has been such a gracious host of the Secretariat, and this is just one way that we can share what we are about and how we work in the region with you all," said Mr. David Sheppard, the Director-General of SPREP.

If your school is interested in taking a guided tour, please contact Ms. Luana Chan by 22 June to coordinate and book a space as numbers are limited. General members of the public are also welcome to take part in the tours of the SPREP campus.

"We have interactive work stations planned as part of the day and we're looking at the full tour taking at least two hours however we can adapt these to suit the length of time that schools are available," said Ms. Luana Chan of SPREP.

"If your class is keen in finding out more about our Pacific environment, then please contact us and we can organise a tour for you!"

The interactive work stations will touch upon the different focus areas of SPREP, those being Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management, Climate Change, Environmental Monitoring and Governance, Waste Management and Pollution Control and Corporate Services.

To contact Luana to book a space for your school or classroom on these tours, please call 21929 ext 230 or email – [email protected] by 22 June. Please note that space for schools or classrooms on the tours are limited.