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August, 2018

  • 3 August

    Scientist Aim to Reduce Reef Decline with Abaco Study

    A group of scientists and students from the Perry Institute for Marine Science are currently conducting a program in Abaco to reverse the decline of Bahamian coral reefs. Dr. Craig Dahlgren, a Research Scientist and Executive Director of the Perry Institute said that they are currently working through a 10-year …

January, 2018

  • 17 January

    8th Biennial Abaco Science Alliance Conference Presents Years of Research in the Field

    Friends of the Environment hosted its 8th Biennial Abaco Science Alliance Conference (ASAC) on Jan. 4-5 at New Vision Ministries. The aim of the conference is to raise awareness about the importance of our environment, and to encourage more research in The Bahamas by using the findings in management decisions …

November, 2017

  • 29 November

    Abaco Science Alliance Conference to be Held January 3-6

    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 …

  • 29 November

    FRIENDS Science Fair Explores the Value of Our Country’s Marine Resources

    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 …

October, 2016

  • 19 October

    Eureka Moment as 50,000 Feet of Underwater Caves Officially Connected Beneath Abaco

    The following is an excerpt from local cave diver, Brian Kakuk, as he describes his, and others, efforts to prove that two well know blue holes in Abaco are connected underwater. On October 10, 2016 he did just that. The discovery, which took years of laying line and one final three hour dive, makes this cave system the longest underwater cave in The Bahamas and possibly one of the longest underwater island caves in the world. Enjoy the read as Kakuk describes the adventure.

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.

  • 14 April

    Researchers Study Bonefish Spawning Behavior in Abaco

    Two marine research scientists spent eight days on Abaco from 29 February to March 8 in conjunction with a multi-year study being conducted across the entire Bahamas. This was the first time on Abaco for researcher Liz Wallace of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida though Chris Haak of the University of Massachusetts has been here before working on other tagging projects.

March, 2016

  • 31 March

    S.C. Bootle Seniors Sweep Senior Math and Science Competition

    The Department of Education held its Annual Senior Math and Science Competition at the Marsh Harbour Church of Christ’s Lilla Strachan Memorial Center on March 11.

  • 11 March

    St. Francis Finishes First in Junior Math and Science Competition

    All high schools in the Abaco district were invited to participate in the Department of Education’s Annual Junior High School Math and Science Competition, which was held on March 2 at the Marsh Harbor Church of Christ’s Lilla Strachan Memorial Center.

February, 2016

  • 25 February

    ACH Students Find Success in Nassau Eureka Science Competition

    Two ninth grade students from Abaco Central High School made their principal, Mr. Ricardo Ferguson, proud when they placed first in the junior division of the Eureka Science Competition.