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RUBiS donates a year's worth of fuel to BZS

Bermuda Sun

Tuesday, April 17 2012
Mikaela Ian Pearman
Online News Reporter

TUESDAY, APRIL 17: RUBIS has gifted a year’s worth of diesel boat fuel to the Bermuda Zoological Society, it was announced today.

The fuel will allow school children to learn more about marine life for another year.

This is the second year RUBIS has donated fuel to operate Endurance, the environmental education vessel owned and operated by the support charity for Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.

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Captain Tim Hasselbring with a student
aboard the BZS conservation education
vessel, Endurance. Photo by supplied

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Captain Tim Hasselbring lets students
take the wheel of Endurance during an
expedition to a marine park. *Photo supplied

David Rose, general manager of RUBIS Energy Bermuda said: “On behalf of RUBIS Energy Bermuda, I am very pleased to confirm the extension of our donation of fuel for the conservation outreach vessel Endurance for another year.

“RUBIS is happy to be in a position to assist the Bermuda Zoological Society’s education programme as it is a fantastic opportunity for schoolchildren to learn about the importance of Bermuda’s marine environment.”

The 45-foot boats takes students of all ages in summer camps, class field trips and after school outings to various marine parks, snorkeling, whale watching and more.

Ian Walker, principal curator of BAMZ said:  “Bermuda Zoological Society is extremely grateful to RUBIS for enabling us to continue getting students immersed in the natural environment.”