The ongoing activities of the Club include:
- General membership meetings, held on the second Thursday of each month.
- Field excursions on the last sunday of each month to interesting sites in Trinidad and Tobago.
- Lectures on natural history and conservation delivered by specialists and researchers at the Club’s monthly meetings.
- Research projects conducted by special-interest groups within the Club.
- Publication of articles on environmental matters.
- Participation in exhibitions and other special events.
The Club has conducted a number of studies on environmental problems including conservation of areas of the Caroni Swamp and the Aripo Savannas, conservation of endangered species such as the leatherback turtle and endemic plant species and has made submissions to government agencies and public bodies. Its professional membership has always been available in an advisory capacity to government ministries, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources, the Institute of Marine Affairs and the University of the West Indies. All activities of the Club are on a purely voluntary basis and any research done is usually at the expense of the individuals involved.
The Club meets at 5:30 PM on the second Thursday of the month (except December) at St. Mary’s College, Frederick Street, Port of Spain . Meetings, except the Annual General Meeting (January) and the Members’ Evening (to be announced), feature a lecture on a topic of broad interest.
Additional lectures may be scheduled. Time permitting, these will be announced in the press. The public is welcome.
Field trips are undertaken by the club for the enjoyment and edification of its members and guests. The guidebook for many of these trips is The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club Trail Guide (revised). Non-members may join the field trips by invitation and financial contribution of $30.
All participants are expected to know and follow the “country code” and safety recommendations set out in the Trail Guide.
Field trips are generally held on the last Sunday of the month. Trinidad trips depart from lower St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain (near the Central Bank Auditorium) at 06:15. If the route passes St. Augustine, there will be a stop at the south entrance to the University of the West Indies at 06:30.
Special interest groups schedule their own field trips.
For more information of our monthly field trips please contact the Club at email@example.com or contact any of the management committee members.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
The particular areas of interest found among Club members are served by special interest groups, which often organize their own activities.
|Art Group||Amy Deacon 390-0826|
|Bird Group||Elizabeth Seebaran 357-1735
Jerome Foster 482-1373
|Botany Group||Linton Arneaud 743-5651
|Bug Group||Rakesh Bhukal 466-2709 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Herpetology Group||Renoir Auguste 761-9197 email@example.com|
|Marine Group||Karishma Rampersad
|Mammal Group||Laura Baboolal 705-8716 firstname.lastname@example.org|
PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
The program of activities is revised each year.
A bioblitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time, usually 24 hours.
Beginning in 2012, bioblitz events have been conducted annually as a joint initiative by the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club and UWI Zoology Museum with participation by many other organisations. All bioblitz events are open to the public.
2015 Bioblitz – Charlotteville
2020 Bioblitz – Backyard Edition (no report available)