The Association "Les Fruits de Mer" donates educational panels to the Omer Arrondel school


The walls of the classrooms of the Omer Arrondell primary school located in the Orleans district have become much more captivating. The “Les Fruits de Mer” association donated 24 panels of the Amuseum Naturalis to the school. These educational panels present a variety of local subjects related to nature and heritage and will be rotated through the different classes.

"One of our missions is to share our knowledge of the heritage and nature of Saint-Martin with the youngest" underlines Jenn Yerkes, the president of the association Les Fruits de Mer. It is always more pleasant to learn from kids using tools in a fun and colorful way. "

The panels were produced as part of the Association's Quartier + Musée project. The objective of the project is to extend the connection between the Amuseum Naturalis and Quartier d'Orléans.

Note that this project is funded by CGET and the Collectivity of Saint-Martin as part of the City Policy program. Teachers were delighted to receive bilingual English-French signs. Each panel tells a unique story about St. Martin and is illustrated with vivid photos. Topics include animals that only live on the island, the rodent the size of a bear that once lived here, the origins of plants and bush tea (traditional medicine) techniques, and the native tree with wood. the hardest in the world.

The Les Fruits de Mer association hopes to find the funds to print signs for as many schools as possible. The association is also happy to share the sign designs with any school or organization interested in printing their own copies. Amuseum Naturalis also offers free tours for school classes and youth groups. Contact Les Fruits de Mer at for more information.

Amuseum Naturalis is open from 9 a.m. to noon from Tuesday to Saturday and admission is free for all. The Amuseum is located in The Old House, on the hill overlooking Galion Beach, in Quartier d'Orléans.

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