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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Most Bermudians feel a justifiable familiarity with the iconic longtails that teem to the Island during the warmer months — apprentice conservationist Miguel Mejias gets to work alongside them.
Website allows the public to follow the travels of five turtles caught in local waters
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Five unsuspecting turtles yesterday are participants in the Bermuda Tour de Turtles, a three-month race through the Island’s waters.
Videos/Photos: Start Of ‘Tour De Turtles Race’
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This morning marked the official start of the race with one turtle being released at Clearwater Beach in St David’s.
Turtles to be released and tracked
Friday, August 10, 2012
At least five green sea turtles with attached satellite transmitters are being released from Clearwater Beach next week.
Tour de Turtles Bermuda: ‘Race On The Rock’
Thursday, August 09, 2012
“Tour de Turtles Bermuda: Race On The Rock” will kick off next week and will see green turtles fitted with GPS satellite transmitters to enable researchers to track their every movement as they “race” across the seas.
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By Samantha Alves
Published Jul 26, 2012 at 8:11 am (Updated Jul 26, 2012 at 8:10 am)
Some 70 students and volunteers from eleven companies participated in The Centre on Philanthropy’s Community Day.
The event, which was organised to benefit local charities, saw volunteers work on thirteen different projects, including cleaning BAMZ’s seawater reservoir and helping Meals on Wheels.
For the second year in a row there was also a “Facebook Challenge”. Each group of students was challenged to take a photograph representing their company and their project, and submit it to the centre’s Facebook page.
They have until July 31 to receive as many “likes” as they can on their photos. The group who receives the most “likes” wins.
The centre facilitates three challenge days each year by giving local charities the chance to send in their volunteer projects that can be completed in one day. After all projects are submitted, companies choose the projects based on interest expressed by employees.
This year the centre also held a “Family Community Day” for the first time, with the purpose of giving families the opportunity to help charities with important projects.
“Every summer the students bring their enthusiasm and energy to these projects,” said Jennifer Pitcher, Volunteer Coordinator for The Centre on Philanthropy. “It’s incredible what can be done in just one day, and they have a lot of fun too.
“Summer Intern Community Day 2012 was certainly a great success. We had quite a few charities that submitted projects to be completed along with a tremendous turnout from the summer interns who were keen to get involved.