addition to our student education initiatives we were also busy having
fun at all the events that help support our programs and generate
awareness. Here is a sneak peak at all the fun had in 2017. Thank you
for coming and supporting the work of FRIENDS!
If you have never attended a Friends of the Environment Science Fair, you should! We
at the office always walk away with an overwhelming sense of hope and
confidence that positive change is possible and it is happening! The
students are not only knowledgeable about their projects but they are
passionate about their solutions to our many challenges as a small
island nation. This year's theme was "Exploring the Value of Marine
Resources". Check out our Facebook page for more exciting photos.
In partnership with The Bahamas Plastic Movement, the community learned about plastic pollution and
ways to take action! Participants did a beach clean up and learned some
easy DIY lifestyle changes that help minimize daily waste. That evening
the documentary Smog of the Sea was shown at the St. James Community Centre, it was an eye opening experience for all involved!
Each year FRIENDS raises the majority of funds for the education program through the Reef Ball Fundraiser.
The energy and support from both events always blows us away! Thank you for making our work possible!
Our talented community, with
connections from near and far, came together at several events to
support programs benefitting Abaco.
Rockin' with FRIENDS
with FRIENDS is an annual fundraiser for summer environmental education
programs. Local and visiting musicians, amateurs and professionals of
all ages, share their talents and the event is enjoyed by many.
Hope Town Music Festival
unique festival brings together the talent of some of Nashville's best
singers and songwriters along with the philanthropy of Elbow Cay's
global family to support the work of Friends of the Environment, Every
Child Counts, and Hope Town Volunteer Fire Rescue.
The whole reason we work to protect
Abaco's environment is so that we (and future generations) can enjoy it!
The Kayak Challenge, Turtle Trot and Lion Fish Derby events support our
programs while getting participants out into the environment.
Abaco Kayak Challenge
Hope Town Turtle Trot
Lion Fish Derby
9th Annual Green Turtle Cay Lionfish Derby was held at the Green Turtle
Club Resort and Marina. A total of 586 lionfish were removed from Abaco
waters as a result of the event!! Next year will be the 10th
Anniversary of the first EVER derby! Save the date for June 30th. (Subject to change)