Convois 2017: Ecology

Start Time

22 MAR, 2017
8:30 AM

End Time

22 MAR, 2017
4:00 PM


Cleaver Woods, Arima




The Ecology Day shares the knowledge and worldview of our First Peoples in relation to the natural environment, which provides resources of food, shelter, clothing, medicine, art and livelihood to mankind.

The use of the Cleaver Woods Recreational Park as the chosen venue will immerse participants in a natural forest setting. The Day dawns with our paying homage to the Creator. This will be followed by a welcome ceremony, including an introduction of the day’s activities. These will include exhibitions by the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club, Forestry Division-Wildlife Section, NGO’s and community groups. Participants will experience hands-on displays of roof thatching, handicraft and art using forest products, food and the preparation of herbal brews by representatives of the Indigenous Community. Educational tours of the Cleaver Woods Forest will be conducted at regular intervals by knowledgeable guides, providing information on trees and plant uses, their characteristics and conservation. Participants will also be afforded demonstrations on plant collection and preservation techniques.

Pre-registration will be open for further courses in Caribbean Ecology to be conducted later in the year.

Knowledge transfer through practical application!


Convois 2017 is a multi-location event held in association with community partners from both Trinidad and Tobago. It is a week-long exploration of Caribbean knowledge and indigenising education for Caribbean development.

$150TTD (US$25) per person
$200TTD (US$30) per person (with transport)
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Core Subjects




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  • Group transport is available on request, so please indicate if you require this as you register your place.
  • Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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  • PAYMENTMake cheques out to:Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies 91 Tunapuna Road, Trinidad & Tobago (Tel: 663-5463)or deposit to:Republic Bank Account #350128794201
    • Payment instructions will be emailed to you once you submit your registration details.
    • The deadline for payment is March 17th, 2017 to secure your place at the Convois.