Monday, December 18, 2017

FRIENDS 12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

Friends of the Environment's 
12 Days of Christmas 
Day 4

In 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!

Abaco Science Fair
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. 

Plastic Workshop 

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! 
Reef Balls

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! 

Save the Dates for 2018

Saturday February 10th

Saturday February 24th

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Our talented community, with connections from near and far, came together at several events to support programs benefitting Abaco.

Rockin' with FRIENDS
Rockin' AI
Rockin' 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
This 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 
The 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)