Friends of the Environment is making a difference across Abaco. Some accomplishments from 2016 include the following. 18 of 22 Abaco schools were visited by FRIENDS’ education program. Those schools participated in 58 field trips and 121 classroom presentations: 2,423 students in total. Ten interns and two high school work study students were a part of FRIENDS’ programs throughout the year. FRIENDS held three after school programs and eight summer camps for students ages 3 – 16. FRIENDS also held a science fair, which was attended by 345 students and teachers.
This year marks the sixth year that students from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada have been assisting at the Every Child Counts School. Nine students have been working at the school for the entire month of May.