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Students get virtual lessons on ocean conservation
Friday, April 09, 2021

Students have been able to participate virtually in a programme teaching them about ocean conservation and how to be confident in the water.


“Kids On The Reef” Programme Held Virtually
Monday, April 05, 2021

Bermuda Zoological Society’s Kids On The Reef [KOTR] programme — sponsored by AXA XL — was held virtually due to the Island under lockdown last spring due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Tributes to Eric Clee, former president of the Bermuda Zoological Society
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A founding member and former president of the Bermuda Zoological Society who steered the finances of the Aquarium has died at 92.


Teachers skills boost from Bermuda Zoological Society
Monday, February 22, 2021

Teachers went back to school as part of a two-day professional development workshop designed to boost skills.


Workshop For Middle School Science Teachers
Monday, February 22, 2021

A two-day teacher professional development workshop for middle school science teachers was held on 8th and 9th February. Sponsored by the Ministry of Education, the workshop was facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Toro of Academic Independence Coaching, assisted by Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] staff and materials from the BZS GASS programmes.



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BZS just misses out on award recognising use of drone technology
RG - Stefano Ausenda
Monday, November 07, 2022

An island charity was shortlisted for an international award for its use of drone programming.

The Bermuda Zoological Society was nominated for a Drone Deploy Award for its use of Drone Deploy, an internet-based drone mapping programme.

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.”