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August, 2016

  • 10 August

    FRIENDS Ecosystems Camps Teach Love of Environment and Fishing Skills

    Summer is here and with it a multitude of restless children waiting to be entertained with interesting projects and new learning experiences. For the past ten years, Friends of the Environment, Abaco’s environmental education organization, has been offering children’s camps to awaken their interest in preserving Abaco’s delicate environment and …

April, 2016

  • 22 April

    B.A.M. Restoring Mangrove Forest

    During April, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF), in partnership with Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS), is taking students and teachers to restore a local mangrove forest. It’s the final phase in a new mangrove education and restoration program called Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.). Forty-five students from Abaco Central High School and Forest Heights Academy will visit degraded sections of mangrove forests in Abaco to plant mangrove trees they have been growing all school year.

February, 2016

  • 2 February

    Mangrove Die-Off in the Marls Attributed to Several Factors

    Ryann E. Rossi of North Carolina State University gave a presentation on, “A Closer Look at the Mangrove Die-Off in The Marls.” Rossi first defined what a mangrove is, and listed the benefits of mangroves in terms of being a nursery habitat for marine life, land accretion and carbon sequestration.