nature discovery centre
Amanyara recently launched an on-site Nature Discovery Centre, with a full-time naturalist in residence to educate guests of all ages.
The new Nature Discovery Centre at Amanyara offers regular daily activities for guests to explore the island’s natural wonders. For Amanyara’s younger guests, there are daily programs co-created by our naturalist and teachers from the American Museum of Natural History’s Science and Nature department including research expeditions, nature-themed yoga classes, beach walks, scavenger hunts and turtle nesting site conservation, all focused on learning more about the islands’ indigenous land, sea and sky creatures. And for adults, every day at Amanyara can now begin with a morning Eco Hike, to learn more about the geology of the island of Providenciales, the dry tropic forest, the medicinal uses of native plants and the many bird, reptile and invertebrate residents of the island.
Guests can also explore the ocean to learn about the marine biology of the area while kayaking, snorkeling or diving. And the day might end with stargazing at the Nature Discovery Centre, a screening of a nature documentary or evening discussion with one of the Centre’s regular guest speakers, including: Dr. Glenn Gerber of the San Diego Zoo, Founder of the Caribbean Wildlife Foundation; Dr. Graham Reynolds, Philosophy in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Dr. Peter Richardson, Marine Conservation Society and The Turtle Project; and Brian Naqqi Manco, Department of Environmental and Coastal Resources, Turks & Caicos Islands.
To read more about the pristine natural surrounds of Amanyara