The Education Department conducts outreach activities aimed at increasing the awareness of various target groups about science-related topics with an emphasis on biodiversity- related issues and other issues related to the Jamaica’s natural environment. Education programmes include both in-house and outreach activities. The department manages the Discovery Room and Exhibition Gallery where Jamaican flora and fauna are displayed for public viewing on a daily basis. The Exhibition Gallery is currently under renovation.
An Afternoon With a Scientist
This programme exposes students to different areas of science through interactive sessions with scientists Learn more…
Celebrating Days of Environmental Significance
The Department conducts, or participates in activities to commemorate days/periods of environmental significance such as Earth Day, National Environmental Awareness Week and World Wetlands Day.
- –Read about World Wetlands Day
- -World Wetlands Day 2014 Events at NHMJ
- –Read about Earth Day
- –Earth Day 2014 at NHMJ
The Department mounts displays and conducts presentations at career fairs, expositions, and schools as well as various other events and organizations. Learn more…
This electronic publication covers both inhouse and external activities, events and issues related to Jamaica’s biodiversity and its conservation.
The Department produces brochures, activity sheets and other resources that provide information on Jamaica’s Biodiversity
- Colouring sheets
- West Indian Manatee
- Jamaican Iguana
- Origin of Some of Jamaica’s Economic Plants
- Fauna of Mason River
- Biodiversity Terms
Biodiversity Awareness Project
The Biodiversity Awareness Programme is a five-year project conceptualized and implemented by the Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) in collaboration with the Jamaica Infrastructure Operator Ltd and is funded by the TransJamaican Highway Ltd. It was initiated in in November 2011 and involves the conduct of biodiversity-related activities centred around a Biodiversity Centre that functions as a resource centre and a classroom. The Centre is located at Chandler’s Pen Primary and Junior High School in Chateau, Clarendon but the reach of the project will be expanded to several primary schools in the vicinity of phase 1B of Highway 2000 as of September 2014. Regular updates on programme activities are provided in the NHMJ Newsletter- Nature Vibe.