Mangrove Curio-sea-ty

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Mangrove Education and Restoration Blog “A sea cucumber is a part of the phylum Echinodermata. Can anyone recall what characteristics animals in the phylum Echinodermata have?” asks Amy Heemsoth, Director of Education for the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. …

Return to B.A.M. and J.A.M.I.N.

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Mangrove Education and Restoration Blog With the school holidays behind us, we returned to The Bahamas and Jamaica in mid-January for the second phase of the Mangrove Education and Restoration Programs. During these trips, I was accompanied by two special …

J.A.M.I.N. Fall 2017

It’s that time of year again – We J.A.M.I.N.! In partnership with the University of the West Indies Discovery Bay Marine Lab, we have kicked-off the 2017-2018 Jamaican Awareness of Mangroves in Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) program. This year we would like …

Mangrove Education and Restoration Program Expansion A Success

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With the help of our partners FRIENDS of the Environment in the Bahamas and the University of the West Indies Discovery Bay Marine Lab in Jamaica, we have successfully completed the third year of J.A.M.I.N. and second year of B.A.M. …

Seville – The Birthplace of Modern Jamaica

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This past year in collaboration with the University of the West Indies Discovery Bay Marine Lab, we partnered with Seville Heritage Park to deliver the J.A.M.I.N. program to students in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. The partnership with Seville Heritage Park …

Findings from J.A.M.I.N. Mangrove Disease Research

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By Ryann Rossi Since I started researching mangrove disease in The Bahamas, I have become really interested in looking at other Caribbean nations to determine if they too have disease present.  When I first started talking to Amy Heemsoth, Education …