Looking Back, Looking Forward

A History Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Centre

by James Fuller.

Inspired by our recent 40th Anniversary celebrations, Looking Back, Looking Forward charts the story of the Asa Wright Nature Centre from its time as a coffee and cocoa plantation, in the late 19th century, through its transformation to a nature centre in 1967 and onwards to become the world-renowned environmental location it is today.

It brings together, for the first time, historic photographs and documents which throw light on the struggles and sacrifices made by key figures throughout its history.

More than a history though, this publication contains stunning pictorial sections on the Centre’s flora and fauna, including the mysterious oilbirds of Dunston Cave; the Centre’s buildings and land; its famous visitors; community initiatives; environmental education; governance; 40th Anniversary events; and future developmental plans.

With a Foreword by eminent author, and founding Board member, Richard ffrench, Looking Back, Looking Forward is an ideal memento for visitors or for those who simply want to find out more about this celebrated Caribbean nature centre.


The selling price is TT$150.00 or US$25.00.

Please call the Centre at 667-4655 for more information on acquiring the excellent history of this remarkable facility.