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Cape Eleuthera Institute Island School GAP YEAR program


Gap years provide students with the chance to learn more about themselves as well as their academic and personal interests. More than simply a travel or study abroad experience, the Cape Eleuthera Institute offers a unique gap year experience based on ecology, sustainability, and adventure education. Students work alongside researchers, embark on expeditions, and develop [...]

Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.)


B.A.M.The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is working with local partners Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS) to bring mangrove education and restoration curricula to high school students in The Bahamas thru the Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.). Mangroves are a critical component of the shallow water marine ecosystem in the Caribbean, providing nursery habitat [...]

Friends of the Environment Summer Camp


FRIENDS’ environmental summer camps are an exciting opportunity for Bahamian students to learn more about Abaco’s environment and spend time in the outdoors. Approximately 150 children participate each year; registration is first-come first-served. The camps are structured so that half the time is spent doing constructive games, crafts and other activities, and the other half [...]

Friends of the Environment School Field Trips


Friends of the Environment offers field trips and environmental presentations to all Abaco schools. Presentations can be given at the FRIENDS education center or at your school. Field trips take place in various locations around the island. For more information or to sign up for a field trip and organize transportation, call FRIENDS at 367-2721. [...]

Online Marine Education Tools


Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation maintains a list of educational resources specific to the Bahamas, but also offers links to resources around the web for a truly rich compilation of educational tools and content. For the student Nassau Grouper Guide for Schools Queen Conch Guide for Schools Spiny Lobster Guide for Schools  Consumers, Corals & [...]

Summer Sea Camp


Summer camps for children aged 8-14 years are designed to expose Bahamian children to our marine environment, through an immersion experience in the ocean. Through fun, interactive presentations and daily field trips, campers develop an appreciation for our marine environment and its value to the culture and economy of The Bahamas. Campers are also taught [...]

Young Reporters for the Environment


The Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) programme aims to empower students aged 11-25 to take a stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and give them a platform to call attention to these issues through the media of writing, photography or video. There are more than 350,000 young reporters in 45 countries across [...]

Virtual Coral Reef Field Trip


Coral reefs play an important role in our tourism and fishing industries, providing food, recreation and shoreline protection for us all. Many important medicines have been found from creatures that live on coral reefs. The BREEF Virtual Coral Reef Field Trip (VCRFT) toolkit includes a 25-min short film with interactive extras, an educator’s guide and the ‘Life on [...]

Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars Program


The Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars (BESS) program is a unique opportunity for graduating students in The Bahamas ages 15-18 who have a keen interest in the environment and want to learn more as they transition from high school to university studies. Successful applicants will participate in a 14-week academic semester at The Island School in [...]