Closing Time – Wrapping up the Mangrove Education & Restoration Programs

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We reached the end of the school year in parts of the Americas. I can’t believe I’m already returning to the Caribbean to wrap up our Mangrove Education & Restoration programs (B.A.M. and J.A.M.I.N.) in this third and final installment. For the past …

B.A.M. Spring 2017

Check out the photos from the final phase of the 2016-2017 Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.) program. Thanks to all the students and teachers who participated in this year’s B.A.M. program who helped to restore and monitor the mangrove forest in Abaco, …

The Big Reveal – Fungi or Not

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It’s been three weeks since we last met with the second year B.A.M. students at Forest Heights Academy. During our last session, the students plated their potentially diseased red mangrove leaves in agar. Since Ryann Rossi and I returned to the …

Helping Students Study Diseased Mangrove Leaves

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Mangrove Education & Restoration Blog By Ryann Rossi Participating in outreach is one of the greatest joys of being a scientist. Sometimes outreach is as simple as creating a pamphlet with information about your research or giving an informal talk …

New B.A.M. Partnership

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Mangrove Education & Restoration Blog Last February, I presented about the B.A.M. program at the Bahamas Natural History Conference, a conference in the Bahamas that offers presentations about the science and education programs being implemented by various organizations that are …

Round Two! Mangrove Education & Restoration Program

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Mangrove Education and Restoration Blog It’s spring break in North America, which means that many families are traveling to warmer destinations to enjoy some rest, relaxation, and much needed warmth and sunshine. This is evident by the many travelers on …

Getting to the “Root” of the Problem

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Mangrove Education and Restoration Blog Although it has been raining on and off ever since we arrived in Jamaica, today the weather is absolutely perfect. It’s a good thing too, because as a part of the J.A.M.I.N. year 2 program, …