The Trinidad 2019 expedition was inspired by the leaf cutter ant display at The Ruth Gorse Academy. Before the expedition, we visited The Leeds Discovery Centre to look at artefacts from Trinidad. We learned about Trinidad’s history and how the country was used by slave traders as a waypoint between Africa and the Americas. Bamboo was introduced to Trinidad as a cheap, fast-growing building material that could be used to make shelters for slaves.
Legacy Talking Points
What impact can invasive species like bamboo have on the native wildlife of Trinidad?
Slavery was abolished in Trinidad in 1838. How far have we come since then?