(CMR) Caymanians are being encouraged to put a team together and get ready to say “CHEESE” in the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) upcoming Photo Scavenger Hunt and Beach Day at Kaibo to help raise money for the protection and restoration of Cayman’s coral reefs.
The scavenger hunt and beach day are part of Reef Relief 2021 which seeks to bring together teams across the Cayman Islands to directly impact the health of local coral reefs.
“With borders remaining closed to regular off-island travel, we wanted to have a fun activity that encouraged local families and companies to get out and explore Grand Cayman. By participating in this photo scavenger hunt and beach day experience, teams will have an immediate impact on Cayman’s coral reefs and marine environment through the eco-inspired challenges we are putting into the scavenger hunt list,” CCMI’s Project Manager, Robyn Larkin, said.
Organizers said teams should consist of 4-6 participants of any age and may include friends, family, co-workers or neighbors.
Teams have 5 days (April 5th – 10th) to take as many identified photos on the list as possible and post them to CCMI's facebook page, where they will earn points for successful submission of each scavenger hunt photo.
Organizers said all the items on the list are eco-friendly and include lionfish hunting, beach clean-ups to simple pro-environment things that people can do in the home and office.
“From buying local to understanding the importance of native species to participating in beach cleanups, our supporters will do their part – while enjoying a fun team-building activity. We can’t wait to see what photos are submitted,” Larkin added.
Following several days of checking off the list of scavenger hunt items, all registered participants are invited to Kaibo for a fun beach day on Saturday, April 10, from 12 pm to3pm. Prizes will be awarded to the winning photo scavenger hunt team and best photos.
Upon arrival, participants will receive a specially crafted rum punch welcome drink, a delicious lunch, access to beach games and select activities, live music and more, organizers said.
There will be raffle tickets for purchase for the opportunity to sign up for CCMI's Coral Dome Champion program. There will aldo be special Reef Relief Squad and Healthy Reefs shirts and accessories for purchase.
All proceeds go to support CCMI's programs that work to protect and restore coral reefs.
Ticket prices begin at CI $75 (children 12 and under are CI $30). An unlimited bubbles and mimosa option is available for an additional CI $25/person.
For complete event information and to buy tickets, visit: https://reefresearch.org/kaibo-beach-day2021/.