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Science Without Borders® Challenge…

Science without Borders® Challenge 2018 High School Finalists

To celebrate the International Year of the Reef (IYOR), we partnered with the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to bring you the Science Without Borders® Challenge. The theme for the 2018 international student contest was “Why Coral Reefs Matter.” Students were …

Science Without Borders® Challenge…

SWB Challenge 2018 Middle School Semi-finalists

To celebrate the International Year of the Reef (IYOR), we partnered with the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to bring you the Science Without Borders® Challenge. The theme for the 2018 international student contest was “Why Coral Reefs Matter.” Students …

The Journey of a Spore

March 29, 2018

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Mangrove Education and Restoration Blog Fungi are all around us. Some of it we can see – mushrooms and molds, while others we cannot – Pestalotiopsis, the disease-causing fungi that our students in the B.A.M. and J.A.M.I.N. programs find present …

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Mangrove Disease - A Citizen Science…

March 27, 2018

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Mangrove Education and Restoration Blog North Carolina State University (NCSU) student Ryann Rossi is studying mangrove disease throughout the Bahamas. Through a partnership with NCSU, our students in the B.A.M. and J.A.M.I.N. programs are participating in her hands-on citizen science …

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J.A.M.I.N. to My Mangrove Song

March 22, 2018

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Mangrove Education and Restoration Blog Ashanti Lyttle is a 10th grade student at William Knibb High School in Falmouth, Jamaica. She is an aspiring biologist who would like to one day work in the human health field. Ashanti loves learning …

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Jamdung Patois

March 20, 2018

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Mangrove Education and Restoration Blog Did you know that there is a native Jamaican dialect? You have probably heard it before if you listen to Bob Marley or other Jamaican reggae musicians. The dialect is called Patois or Patwa. The …

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J.A.M.I.N. Winter 2018

The Jamaican Awareness of Mangroves (J.A.M.I.N.) 2017-2018 program is in full swing again. In collaboration with the University of the West Indies Discovery Bay Marine Lab, we are working with two schools in Jamaica – St. Hilda and William Knibb …

Mangrove Curio-sea-ty

March 15, 2018

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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. …

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

March 13, 2018

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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 …

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B.A.M. Winter 2018

Welcome to the second phase of the 2017-2018 Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.) program! In collaboration with the FRIENDS of the Environment, we are working with two schools in The Bahamas – Forest Heights Academy and Patrick J. Bethel High …

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