Every two years, Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS) brings together researchers who work in The Bahamas to share new information on the Bahamian environment, policies, management, and education. Unlike other conferences, the Abaco Science Alliance Conference (ASAC) is designed for the general public. The projects being discussed are making significant …
In early October, Cha Boyce took over from Kristin Williams as Executive Director at Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS). Boyce shared her immediate goals for the non-profit environmental agency, including keeping focused on educational programs and continuing to build on what was already planned. “My first goal,” explained Boyce “is …
Students and teachers busied themselves setting up project displays at the Friends of the Environment Science Fair 2017 at New Vision Ministries on Nov. 16. “Exploring the Value of Marine Resources” was this year’s theme. Victor Roberts gave the opening prayer, and the welcome was given by Lianna Burrows, FRIENDS …
From tiny tots to sixteen-year-olds, all of the kids who attended the Friends of the Environment Summer Camps learned about local habitats- their function, their location, and their importance within the island eco-system, tied together with fun activities. Many of them are already looking forward to coming back next year. …
Through Island Investigators, the students investigate environmental issues on a small scale that affect or concern them as young people. In the past, they have also investigated mangrove disease, planted corals on reef balls, and investigated snails destroying reef in Sandy Point.
Friends of the Environment is making a difference across Abaco.
From December 3 – 19, some of the world’s top explorers and scientists in their fields were on-island to map out and research Abaco’s mysterious and beautiful blue holes. A large part of their visit has also been spent conducting educational outreach to students of Abaco.
The St. Francis de Sales Interact Club, partnering with FRIENDS of the Environment, cleaned up Casuarina Beach last weekend as part of a coastal cleanup.
A large group of people gathered at Coconut Tree Bay in Murphy Town during the morning of September 18 to participate in a major cleanup. Friends of the Environment coordinated the effort to rid the area of a vast amount of trash that had accumulated over the last couple of years.
April 30 was a proud and exciting day for The Friends of the Environment as they welcomed guests to the opening celebration of The Frank Kenyon Research Centre. Approximately 100 people attended the opening including students, scientists, donors, partners and government officials.