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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Warwick Academy’s Eco Club students Luke Foster, Grace Flannery, Katya Williamson, Jibril Taylor, Isabel Hughes, Roxy Crockwell-Laurent and Rip Crockwell-Laurent), enjoyed a joyful and enlightening trip to Trunk Island, Harrington Sound.
KBB celebrates World Oceans Day
Friday, June 08, 2018
In celebration of World Oceans Day, Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) has lined up several events for June 7 — 9.
Prevent plastic pollution
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Today, June 8th, is World Oceans Day, and the theme for this year is the prevention of plastic pollution to encourage healthy oceans. On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all.
Ministry On Sightings Of Hammerhead Shark
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Following the most recent shark sighting at Shelly Bay, the Ministry said it is likely the same one as seen over the past few months and said that while there is no need for alarm, “under no circumstances should anyone attempt to approach or handle the shark in any way.”
Expert: hammerhead no threat to humans
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
A six-foot hammerhead shark spotted cruising close to the shore is unlikely to be a threat to humans, marine experts said yesterday.
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In March of this year, the students of the two Mount Saint Agnes’ grade 3 classes held their “Toad-ally Terrific tag sale”, which was a fundraising event to support the Amphibian Project that is supported by the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS].
After the two-day event, the students were able to raise over $1,300 for the Amphibian Project.
The students conceived the idea to have this tag sale after their visit to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo with BZS educator, Dr. Jamie Bacon.
The class Dr. Bacon taught focused on the current conditions of the ponds in Bermuda; they learned that due to the pollution in the ponds, Bermuda’s toad are becoming deformed. The students left the class in dismay, as they considered that if it could happen to the toads, that it might happen to them as well.
The students were very interested in what they could do to help the situation. Dr. Bacon had explained that if machines, that created bubbles, were placed in the ponds, within a few months to a year the effects of the pollution and deformities of the toads could be reversed.
The students decided that they wanted to raise money to contribute towards the purchase of the bubble machines, so with the encouragement and support of their teachers, Ms. Jennifer Chisnall and Ms. Mary Moulder, the students created the “Toad-ally Terrific tag sale”.
The day included a bake sale, photo booth, raffle, games and a sale of the students’ own donated toys, games and books. These donated items were also used as prizes for the games the children designed.
Each student spent time developing a toad inspired game for other visiting classes to play, and some of the games were even created using recycled materials. There was toad bean bag throw, toad bingo, toad ball, toad pull, and even a game called toad pond, where you rescued a magnetized toad from the messy swamp.
For the students, one of the highlights of the event was when Dr. Jamie Bacon came to visit the tag day.
“I was amazed to see how inventive the children were in creating games to raise money for the Amphibian Project,” said Dr. Bacon. “I sure enjoyed playing their games and very much appreciate their fundraising efforts.
“We will use their donation to determine if hydrocarbon-eating bacteria live in the polluted pond that our protected diamondback terrapins feed in and to help us clean up that pond.”