Saturday, December 22, 2018

Friends of the Environment - Happy Holidays





Happy Holidays Baby turtle

Be The Change...
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

10 Interns

2,562 Students

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

"Project Coral" originated to bring awareness to the
importance and plight of coral reefs

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

Events 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 parents
False killer whale rearticulation project
"Protecting our lands and our seas..."
Thank 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' 30th anniversary!
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.

Sincerely,
All of us at FRIENDS
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