BZS Education Department staff conduct workshops just for teachers. Groups may be staff from a primary school, a new group of inductee teachers, or any interested educators. For example, we have offered workshops for attendees of professional development conferences run by the Department of Education and the Bermuda Union of Teachers.
For more information on these workshops, please contact our Education Department (see bottom of page).
The Bermuda Natural History Course is a non-specialist course taught by a series of guest lecturers who provide local expertise on subjects ranging from local flora and fauna to habitats to the impact of humans and disasters like hurricanes on island topography. The course consists of five weeks of evening lectures and five weekend field trips. Topics covered include: Oceanic Island Biology, Geology of Bermuda, Terrestrial Flora & Fauna of Bermuda, Bermuda’s Reptiles, Man’s Impact on Bermuda, Coral Reefs, Bermuda’s Fish and Bermuda’s Birds.
Teacher participation is encouraged through promotion of the course to school principals and early-registration offers for teachers. On completion of the course a certificate is available. Teachers of biology, geology & social sciences can qualify for 12 professional development hours.
There is a fee for the Bermuda Natural History Course. Application forms are available at the BAMZ front desk.
The Bermuda Natural History Course is held twice yearly in the spring and fall.
Teaching Bermuda’s natural history in schools is supported with a series of publications from the Bermuda Zoological Society.
Project Nature Field Guides contain flora and fauna identification guides, information and activities for school groups. A complimentary set has been distributed to all primary and secondary schools in Bermuda. Copies are available for sale at Bermuda bookshops and the BZS Gift Shop.
BZS offers guided field trips to nature reserves and various snorkel sites around Bermuda. These trips are designed to complement the Ministry of Education’s primary, middle and secondary science curricula and offer opportunities for students to conduct investigations and see real examples of what they are learning in class.