Martin has been a “Wetlander” since the late 1980s, when he founded and ran a wetlands education and conservation organization in British Columbia and Northern Washington State to protect freshwater wetlands and estuaries.
On moving to the Brac full-time in 1998 (he built his home there in 1980), he morphed into a “Mangrove Man,” adapting his temperate wetlands programs for use in tropical climes—a.k.a. mangroves. At the same time, he became Education Director for the small international NGO the Mangrove Action Project—a position he still holds. He obtained his primary school teaching certification and Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in 2004 at Atlantic Union College.
Marvellous Mangroves has now been adapted and translated for use in 16 countries in eight languages.
Martin’s Marvellous Mangroves hands-on science, curriculum-based teaching guide has been part of the Cayman primary school Year 5 curriculum—sponsored by CUC—since 2001.It is still being taught in Cayman schools. Marvellous Mangroves has now been adapted and translated for use in 16 countries in eight languages. Martin has always loved the silent beauty and wondrous smells of mangroves and believes it’s time to conserve mangroves that have not been destroyed in Cayman—hence his co-founding the Mangrove Rangers.