Recent NewsBermuda’s coral reefs ‘doing well’ but future is uncertain
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Bermuda’s coral reefs could help to protect the island from strengthening storms – if we are able to keep them healthy.
BZS: Kids On The Reef Programme
Wednesday, August 04, 2021
The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] recently completed the ninth year of the Kids on the Reef spring programme, “an immersion programme teaching children the significance of marine conservation and the skills of free-diving.
No vaccinations for BAMZ animals, yet
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
The residents of the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo have not received Covid-19 vaccinations, but that could change as research continues.
Mangrove forest project gets boost from Aspen donation
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
An environmental drive to create a coastal red mangrove forest on Trunk Island has been boosted by a $125,000 donation from Aspen Bermuda.
Support Creation Of Coastal Mangrove Forest
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] has received a donation from Aspen Bermuda Limited to support the creation of a “Coastal Red Mangrove Forest” on Trunk Island.
Board of Directors
Become a Volunteer
Gift & Bookstore
All the latest updates and news from the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo, one of Bermuda's leading visitor attractions!
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.
The Junior Volunteer programme requires a year-long commitment to support the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, but the latest cadre came to a halt because of the pandemic.
A BZS spokeswoman said: “When the JV programme was able to recommence in September, the coordinators decided to give last year’s JVs the opportunity to have a programme ’do-over’.
“A total of six students accepted the offer, and they are currently participating in the programme together with 12 new students.”
Alex Amat, coordinator for the JV programme and BZS educator, said that some of those who chose not to re-enter the programme still continued to volunteer at BAMZ.
Dr Amat said: “One student was offered a junior staff position at BAMZ.
“Students studying abroad have also pledged to come back and volunteer during their prolonged Christmas break after finishing their quarantine periods.
“We are very proud of their dedication.”
The spokeswoman said BZS volunteers contribute over 10,000 hours of valuable husbandry support to BAMZ every year, with all programmes being accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The JV programme runs from October to June and is intended for pupils between 14 and 17 years of age.
It requires a year-long commitment to volunteer on a Saturday or Sunday morning each week, and gives participants the opportunity to work in all areas of BAMZ along with community conservation projects, field trips and educational activities.
About Bermuda Zoological Society