The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) just hosted the Big Live Nature Quiz for young people, aged 12-14, living on Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Maarten, and Sint Eustatius. With 134 participating teams (consisting of 1 to 4 kids per team) competing from across the six Dutch Caribbean islands, the event was a great opportunity to bring nature into the classrooms. After many exciting and thrilling nature question rounds, a team on Sint Maarten won.
The Big Live Nature Quiz- kids edition is a live online nature trivia game hosted by DCNA and played in high schools across the Dutch Caribbean. The quiz is a true multi-island team effort: created and supported by the six Dutch Caribbean islands including the nature conservation organizations (parks), high schools, (local) sponsors, and Dutch Caribbean TV. The quiz questions were made available in 4 languages: English, Dutch, Papiamentu, and Papiamento. Due to the extreme weather and school closures on some of the islands, the quiz was postponed for a week, to November 15th.
There were 134 teams competing. The first-place team, ‘Kenatra Palarchie’, won a sailing and snorkeling trip around Sint Maarten, on which we are sure they will treat their fellow sailors with lots of interesting trivia facts about the marine life they see. Also, several local prizes were available for the island winners. The highest scoring team was ‘Lions’ for Bonaire, ‘4×4’ for Curacao, ‘Perros’ for Saba, ‘Fun-tastic four’ for St Eustatius, and ‘Kenatra Palarchie’ for St Maarten. DCNA would like to congratulate all the teams on their impressive trivia knowledge!
This year’s quiz included questions about the endangered animals and plants within the Dutch Caribbean. From rare flowers to burrowing owls, this quiz covered a whole host of island inhabitants, showcasing the unique and extraordinary wildlife across the islands.
Yearly Free Event for Adults and youth
The Big Live Nature Quiz is created to teach citizens about nature in a fun and interactive way, to instill pride in the islands’ wildlife, support nature-friendly practices, support the projects of the nature parks, and to bring people in the Dutch Caribbean into contact with each other. This is a free annual event for adults and youth since 2020.
The Big Live Nature Quiz is subsidized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) and the DCNA activities are supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery. Local prizes were kindly sponsored by Gio’s Bonaire, Rumba Café and El Mundo.
Don’t Miss the next Big Live Nature Quiz
The next edition for adults is planned for April 2023 and for youth in November 2023. Follow along with the DCNA social media accounts- Facebook (Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance), Instagram (DCNAnature) and www.BigLiveNatureQuiz.org for more details.