Recent News

One thousand turn up to help celebrate environmental landmarks
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”.


David Wingate portrait donated to National Gallery
Thursday, May 12, 2022

A leading conservationist was presented with a portrait of himself in honour of his work.

Ornithologist shows David Wingate helping a fledging Cahow from its nest with two of the seabirds in flight behind him.

A dedication event was held at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo on Saturday.


SailGP preparations underway as Cross Island comes to life
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Sailing fever is now in full swing at the West End ahead of the opening races of SailGP this weekend.

Behind the scenes at Cross Island, headquarters of the Bermuda Grand Prix, the sailing teams and their technical support are immersed in preparations.


BZS Welcomes Youth Climate Summit Participants to Trunk Island
Thursday, May 05, 2022

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.


Warwick Playground Transformed by the BZS Micro Forest Project
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

If you drove along South Shore in Warwick last Saturday morning you may have seen a large group of people planting at Warwick Playground. The Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) was joined by their Junior Volunteers, members of the BZS Science Club, individuals from the Government of Bermuda’s Department of Parks, employees from the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo and corporate volunteers from RenaissanceRe and Aspen Re to plant the second plot for the BZS Micro Forest Project.



Community

About Us
Board of Directors
Contact Us
Become a Volunteer
Newsletter
Latest News
Trunk Island
Gift & Bookstore

Contact

General Inquiries

(441) 293-2727

info@bzs.bm


Latest News

All the latest updates and news from the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo, one of Bermuda's leading visitor attractions!

Warwick Playground Transformed by the BZS Micro Forest Project
BZS Press Release
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

If you drove along South Shore in Warwick last Saturday morning you may have seen a large group of people planting at Warwick Playground. The Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) was joined by their Junior Volunteers, members of the BZS Science Club, individuals from the Government of Bermuda’s Department of Parks, employees from the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo and corporate volunteers from RenaissanceRe and Aspen Re to plant the second plot for the BZS Micro Forest Project.

After the success of the pilot Micro Forest planting last November, RenaissanceRe pledged $25K to support furthering the project for the next three years, with other corporates now joining them in support – including Aspen Re and AEOLUS Capital Management Ltd and other anonymous donors.

Working with the Government of Bermuda’s Department of Parks and these dedicated corporate sponsors, the BZS aim to use the Miyawaki method of planting a dense native and endemic forest to expand the project across the island; fitting them into backyards, school playgrounds, roadsides, or public parks, so that they can quickly develop as natural forests, becoming maintenance-free after the first three years.

Micro Forests are meant to have a high plant density including some beneficial weeds. They are not meant to be a formal planting arrangement. The “unkept” wild look is purposeful to help shade out invasives seedlings and provide excellent habitat for bees and butterflies. Ultimately the native and endemics will thrive at their different canopy levels which will help crowd out invasives plants  and reduce the need for maintenance over time .

The Bermuda Zoological Society is focused on educating future generations on the importance of climate change and encouraging them to become stewards of the natural world. While the Micro Forest Project will not solve the problem of climate change, the project is aligned with global carbon offsetting initiatives like the Trillion Trees organization and it is an innovative and effective habitat reforestation effort that is both sustainable and scalable.

To learn more about the BZS Micro Forest Project and the plans for expansion, please click the following link: Tiny Forests boosting biodiversity and fighting climate change.