Here at FRIENDS we believe
that environmental education is the keystone to conservation, and that
there is power in individual action. We are proud to share our
student-based outreach successes from 2018:
60 Field Trips
119 Classroom Presentations
10 Camps, Field Courses, and Clubs
See The Change...
It has been a busy year of education, conservation, and research facilitation for FRIENDS. Here's a quick look:
33 research projects presented at Abaco Science Alliance Conference (ASAC)
False-killer whale rearticulation volunteers included students and community members
The Kenyon Centre hosted 20 different research groups and organizations
Iron Cay has a nature trail for all to visit
Hon. Hubert Minnis, Bahamas Prime Minister and wife Patricia Minnis visit and tour FRIENDS, Kenyon Centre, & solar array
Hon. Romauld Ferreira, Minister of the Environment attends ASAC and FRIENDS Science Fair
Moorings partnership provides and maintains moorings at Sandy Cay Reef, Mermaid Reef and Fowl Cay Reef
A new 3 year strategic plan was developed
by FRIENDS Board and Staff
including: Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Reef Balls, 10th annual
Lionfish Derby, Rockin' with FRIENDS, Turtle Trot, Combustion Music Hope
Town Music Festival, Abaco Lodge evening of thanks for our students
"Protecting our lands and our seas..."
you to Neil Aberle for writing FRIENDS its very own song and thank you
to Summer and Jasmin Aberle for joining in and sharing it with all of
us. The lyrics perfectly capture the history as we celebrate FRIENDS'
May your days be filled with peace, hope,
and joy this holiday season.
We are grateful for your encouragement
and support, and look forward to partnering with you in the new year to
help preserve Abaco's environment.