Recent NewsPhotos: Lions Club Gas-O-Rama Fundraiser
Saturday, February 13, 2021
The Hamilton Lions Club, BZS Junior Volunteers and Rubis Terceira North Shore Gas Station are helping to raise money for Vision Bermuda and the Bermuda Zoological Society, with the 52nd annual Gas-O-Rama taking place today [Feb 13] at the gas station in Devonshire.
‘The Hunt’ Was On For Families Over Holiday
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Over 80 families registered ‘The Hunt’, and those taking part have been able to experience and learn more about their island they thought they knew so well.
Rubis calendars will now be sold
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
After 42 years of being free, the Rubis calendar will now cost $5 each.
Aquarium junior volunteers get chance to complete programme
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Pupils enrolled in a competitive volunteer programme through the Bermuda Zoological Society have been given a second chance to complete it in the wake of Covid-19.
Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research
Monday, October 15, 2018
The Bermuda Zoological Society in partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy completed another research and education programme this year, with the Bermuda Turtle Project committed to the goal of promoting the conservation of marine turtlesthrough research and education.
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An island charity was shortlisted for an international award for its use of drone programming.
It used the technology to map out areas where it has helped to plant micro forests as well as mapping Trunk Island, the society’s ‘living classroom’.
A statement on its LinkedIn page said: “Drone Deploy has given the BZS team the ability to virtually document every stage of various projects by capturing Trunk Island and the forest plots from multiple angles, giving them the ability to create 3D models of the entire landscape.”
BZS intern Nicholas Coelho applied for the award under the category of Steward of Sustainability. Despite making the final three in that category, BZS was beaten by Aerial Analytics.
Mr Coelho said that the society used other drones and programmes in conjunction with Drone Deploy to create successive orthomosaic maps, which consist of several aerial photos taken by drones. To ensure a purely top-down perspective, these photos are often geometrically altered.
Mr Coelho added: “We can then take these maps and 3D models [produced by the drones] to the classroom to educate our students on the importance of conserving our natural resources and help foster environmental stewardship at a very young age.
“We can help bridge the gap between technology and environmental stewardship by showing these children the usefulness of drones in our everyday lives.”