Recent NewsAquarium Welcomes New Tree Kangaroo
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] has welcomed a new tree kangaroo to their exhibits. Karau [pronounced KUH-row] comes to BAMZ from Lincoln Park Children’s Zoo in Chicago.
‘We hope it inspires them to become environmental stewards of the future’
Friday, June 29, 2012
Maybe some of them will pursue a career in conservation and become the next David Wingate or Jeremy Madeiros.
BASS works to raise awareness to save Sargasso Sea
Friday, June 08, 2012
FRIDAY, JUNE 8: Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle described the Sargasso Sea as the “golden floating rainforest of the Atlantic Ocean” and now ten local non-governmental and environmental groups have teamed up to raise awareness about its importance.
Sargasso Sea: BASS Aims To Raise Awareness
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Ten local non-governmental and environmental groups are teaming up to raise awareness on the Island about the importance of protecting the Sargasso Sea.
Flamingos on the move
Saturday, June 02, 2012
Plastic flamingos will be paying surprise visits across the Island this month — as they move on from their starting point on the lawns of Government House.
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A group of students from Bermuda College and New York’s St. John’s University has spent most of the past fortnight exploring the Island as part of a course to “Discover Bermuda.”
The course—now in its third year—is hosted by the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ) and Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS), and funded by a generous private donation from a board member of the Atlantic Conservation Partnership (ACP), a US not-for-profit 501c3 affiliated with BAMZ.
It brings together a dozen St. John’s University and eight Bermuda College students to spend 10 days travelling around Bermuda to learn about its fragile ecosystem, environmental challenges and sustainable success stories, as well as the Island’s economy, shared cultural history and socio-economic challenges.
The three-credit university course, supported by ACP director Joseph C. Smetana and led by St. John’s Professor Dr. Frank Cantelmo includes an intensive schedule of fieldtrips and lectures.
“It gives us an opportunity to highlight our island environment and everything that’s unique about it as a microcosm of the world,” says Dr. Ian Walker, Principal Curator of Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and an executive board member of BZS and ACP.
The students have toured natural areas such as Southlands and Walsingham Caves (“Tom Moore’s Jungle”), taken boat trips to snorkel offshore at North Rock, and visited industrial areas such as BELCo and the Tyne’s Bay Solid Waste Facility.
Course lectures have been led by experts from a host of organisations, including the Bermuda National Trust, Bermuda Government, Bermuda College, BEST, BELCO, Family Centre, BZS and BAMZ. Scientists and other lecturers have given students a variety of perspectives on the uniqueness of ocean islands, their value, and the challenges they face, using Bermuda as an example.
“We’re very proud of the course and excited we can offer it in conjunction with St. John’s University and the Bermuda College,” says Dr. Walker. “It is of tremendous interest to these young people and their comments prove to us they are gaining critical environmental understanding about Bermuda and other island ecosystems.”
BZS is the support charity for Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, funding a full slate of education programmes, conservation and research projects, exhibits and community outreach events. BAMZ is a Bermuda government institution within the Department of Conservation Services.