Recent NewsMicro Forests set to get bigger
Saturday, August 27, 2022
More microforests are set to appear around the island as a Bermuda Zoological Society project to plant more trees and shrubs continues to grow.
The BZS Awards Four Students Environmental Science Scholarships
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Four Bermudian students have been awarded a combined $15,000 in educational funds as part of the Bermuda Zoological Society’s (BZS) annual BZS Steinhoff programme. Osei Agyapong, Imogen Peckett, Logan Soares and Naphisa Smith were selected for their academic achievements and their commitment to protecting the environment.
From Block Island to Montauk Through Sharks, Currents and Cramps
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Lori King of Long Island finished a nearly 24-mile trip in 8 hours 39 minutes 45 seconds. Once her swim is certified, King will be recognized as the first person to complete the journey.
Hamilton Lions pump up the cash for local charities
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
Two charities reaped $11,000 each thanks to an enduring fundraiser by Hamilton Lions Club.
The proceeds from the club’s 53rd annual Gas-O-Rama and raffle draw were presented to Vision Bermuda and the Bermuda Zoological Society.
Aspen Plants First Red Mangroves on Trunk Island
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
On Friday 3rd June, employees from Aspen were excited to plant the first young red mangrove trees in their sponsored Coastal Red Mangrove Forest on Trunk Island – the Bermuda Zoological Society’s (BZS) ‘Living Classroom’.
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On Saturday, 30th April, the Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) invited 6 participants from the Youth Climate Summit, as well as the Youth Climate Initiative Consulting Director - Dr. Rosemarie McMahon, for a morning of planting native trees on Trunk Island, the BZS Living Classroom. Under the careful guidance of Trevor Rawson, the BZS Trunk Island Project Coordinator, the participants were able to plant 30 native and endemic trees - teaching them the importance of placing trees and shrubs in a newly graded and exposed coastal environment.
The Youth Climate Summit 2021 (YCS) took place November 22nd – 27th at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Attendees of the Summit heard from and directly spoke with local and global experts, leaders, and activists in the fields of Environmental Conservation, Sustainability, and Climate Justice.
As part of their learning experience on Saturday, Mr. Rawson led a tour of Trunk Island’s conservation efforts – including the progress that has been made to date with the sites for the new Red and Black mangrove exhibits. The tour continued through the dense Bermuda Palmetto Forest, estimated to be more than 200 years old and a great example of what Bermuda looked like centuries ago.
For the past 6 years, volunteers and students have been following the guidance of Dr David Wingate to establish Trunk Island as a living classroom, using the Trunk Island Management plan as their guide. This plan is part of a larger goal to use Trunk Island as a natural history education outreach site, which will help all visitors to the island understand the vital ecosystems, inspire an appreciation of our natural environment, and encourage future generations to become stewards of the natural world.
To learn more about the Bermuda Zoological Society or get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.