Frank Kenyon Centre for Research, Education, and Conservation: Our biggest accomplishment to date and another busy year!
"I believe that
educating young Bahamians and visitors alike is FRIENDS' most
important mission, and one they succeed at daily." -Frank Kenyon
Since the Kenyon Centre opened in April 2015 we have had:
53 visiting institutions!!
Lapiedra, a herpetologist from Harvard, has been working out of the
Kenyon Centre for the past few summers. This year, his schedule matched
up well with some of our after school programs and he was able to offer
some hands-on lessons to both Discovery Club and Island Investigators!
And it just so happened the Discovery Clubbers were earning their
Herpetology Badge at the time of Oriol's visit! This is the kind of
partnership we envisioned when building the Kenyon Centre and it is so
rewarding to create these opportunities for local students!
Over 27 research projects
student Taryn Carroll releases a green sea turtle after assisting
returning FIU researcher Beth Whitman, measure, weigh and tag the
Over 400 individuals tour the centre and solar array
St. Andrews School from Nassau enjoyed a day visit to tour the FRIENDS facility.
Other Exciting Kenyon Centre News
Thanks to the support of some generous donors who attended the 2016
Reef Balls we now have three educational gardens: a Bush Medicine
Garden, a Pollinating Garden, and an Edible Orchard.
Solar Energy Awareness
visitors to the Kenyon Centre can watch first hand as we produce energy
on our solar array! This monitor shows the amount of energy we are
producing and consuming, and tracks our energy use over time.