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BZS just misses out on award recognising use of drone technology
Monday, November 07, 2022

An island charity was shortlisted for an international award for its use of drone programming.

The Bermuda Zoological Society was nominated for a Drone Deploy Award for its use of Drone Deploy, an internet-based drone mapping programme.


BAMZ interns get hands-on experience in range of roles
Friday, October 21, 2022

Over the summer the Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) had the privilege of affording a multitude of student summer positions at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ), through internship programme placements and volunteer opportunities. Within these roles the students were able to gain industry experience, explore the different areas of the facility, gain volunteer hours for their academic year, and acquire mentorships for their future within the industry of environmental studies and conservation.


Event to give young people a say in Blue Prosperity Plan
Friday, October 21, 2022

Young people were invited to provide input on how Bermuda can mitigate long-term threats such as climate change as part of a consultation on The Draft Blue Prosperity Plan.


We cannot give up hope, says turtle advocate
Friday, October 14, 2022

One of the highlights of the year for Gaëlle Roth is the Bermuda Turtle Project’s annual turtle round-up.

For two-weeks every August, D Roth, director of the project, scientists and conservation students, come together to capture, weigh, measure, examine, tag and release turtles in local waters.

 


Work of Bermuda scientists to be highlighted at New York event
Saturday, October 08, 2022

The Atlantic Conservation Partnership, a sister organisation to the Bermuda Zoological Society, in partnership with The Explorers Club NYC, will host Heart of the Sargasso Sea: Bermuda's Marine Conservation on October 13 at The Explorers Club headquarters.



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One thousand turn up to help celebrate environmental landmarks
RG - Sarah Lagan
Thursday, June 09, 2022

About 1,000 people turned out to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo on Saturday to celebrate World Oceans Day and World Environment Day.

The facility, along with the Bermuda Zoological Society, hosted a free Family Open Day, where they demonstrated their “commitment to ocean conservation”.

There were free educational talks, an ocean clean up, boat tours, family activities and entertainment including live mermaids swimming in the North Rock Tank.

A BZS spokeswoman said: “For BZS and BAMZ, every day is World Ocean and World Environment Day.

“BZS provides over 8,000 free educational environmental experiences annually to all of Bermuda’s schoolchildren through our Stempel Foundation BZS Schools Programme, in addition to environmental and oceanic conservation and research programmes.

“The theme for World Oceans Day this year is Revitalisation: Collective Action for the Ocean.

“Living on an island, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, means we need to conserve our wonderful marine resources for future generations and work together to solve some of the world’s biggest problems – climate change and protecting our ocean.”

During the event, representatives from the Bermuda Turtle Project talked about the 50 years of research into the protection of sea turtles, while the Marine Debris Taskforce discussed the challenge of trash in the ocean.

BAMZ aquarists took to Flatts Inlet to conduct a marine clean up and collected 192 glass bottles, fishing line and other ocean debris. BZS educators offered an introduction to free diving while its Science Club members conducted science experiments on coral bleaching.

The boat tours were run by Captain Trevor Rawson who taught passengers about Harrington Sound’s ecosystem and highlighted the BZS Living Classroom on Trunk Island, including the new living mangrove exhibits.

The spokeswoman added: “Programmes which are financially administered and supported by the BZS were also present, including the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme, presentations on migratory animals from Andrew Stevenson of the Bermuda Whale Project, and Choy Aming of the Bermuda Shark Project.

“With nature in emergency mode, the #OnlyOneEarth campaign for World Environment Day, wants you to celebrate the planet through collective environmental action – today and every day; to celebrate this, BZS and BAMZ displayed their various programmes in support of the environment.“

Guests of the open day saw the newest BZS micro forest, there were drone flights and a presentation by Spencer Fields of Passion Fields about the importance of pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

Even the food vendors – Jazzy Treats, Ashley’s Lemonade and Casa Dos Acores – joined in the spirit of environmentalism by working to minimise single use plastics on the day and going forward.

World Oceans Day is today and World Environment Day was on June 5.