Updates & Media

Big data and the race to save coral…

July 31, 2019

JMP June 28, 2019   With climate change fast eliciting coral bleaching on global scales, marine biologists are using predictive modeling to help prioritize conservation efforts.   Though coral reefs constitute less than 2% of the Earth’s oceans, they play …

Read More

B.A.M. Student Voices 2018-2019

July 16, 2019

Written by

Previously, you heard the voice of the students in our J.A.M.I.N. program.  Now it’s time to hear how the students in The Bahamas feel about our Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.) program! 1st Year B.A.M. Students: “I learned that mangroves are more vital to …

Read More

Global Reef Expedition: The Series

July 11, 2019

Written by

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is proud to share with you our TV series on the Global Reef Expedition—which is now available to stream on our website! In this series of videos, you’ll follow our international team of scientists …

Read More

JAMIN Student Voice 2019

July 9, 2019

Written by

Throughout the B.A.M. and J.A.M.I.N. programs, we evaluate each program by surveying students. This data helps us to determine whether our education programs are effective and whether we know our audience. It also allows us to measure how much knowledge is retained and whether or not their attitudes and actions about mangroves change as they continue through the program. One of my favorite things to do after the programs have ended is to read the students’ written responses. In this blog you will find select responses to the final survey. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Read More

Reflections After 5 Years of J.A.M.I.N.

July 2, 2019

Written by

There are too many good memories to share, but I want to reflect on a few of the more unforgettable ones from my last five years implementing the J.A.M.I.N. program. And I don’t need to look at the data collected from our surveys to know that the program is reaching students and teachers in a meaningful way. Whether the gesture is great or small, what has most convinced me that we are making a difference is the appreciation, interest, and eagerness expressed by our students and teachers in Jamaica.

Read More

Students Tackle World Water Crisis

June 25, 2019

Written by and

Water quality monitoring is extremely important in keeping mangroves healthy. That is why we teamed up with EarthEcho International to have students in our B.A.M. and J.A.M.I.N. programs participate in the EarthEcho Water Challenge. The water quality data (such as salinity, water temperature, and dissolved oxygen content) that they collect, will be shared with other students from around the world.

Read More

Winners of the 2019 Science Without…

June 20, 2019

Written by

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Science Without Borders® Challenge! The Challenge is the Foundation’s annual international art competition designed to engage students in ocean conservation through art. This year’s theme was "Connected Ocean: No Barriers, No Boundaries, and No Borders," and students were asked to create a piece of artwork that shows how the oceans are connected. Lesya Antoshkina from Ukraine is the winner of the high school category for her stunning artwork “The Bike We Ride,” which beat out fierce competition to take first place. The winner in the middle school category is Zeno Park from New Jersey, who at only 12 years old created the winning entry “The Place Where Fish are Free to Roam.”

Read More

J.A.M.I.N. Program Expands to Rural…

June 17, 2019

Written by

“Miss, a wa mek im move so?” (Miss, why is it moving like this?) A high school student asks me, holding a sea cucumber while it slowly forms to her hand, squishing her own face in uncertainty. I show her the bottom of the animal where its tube feet retract, sensing a threat. I am thrilled to witness her wonder and disgust. I, Ali, am an Environment Sector Peace Corps Volunteer living nearby in rural Jamaica, and I’ve been assisting the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (LOF) and Alligator Head Foundation (AHF) with the implementation of the Jamaican Awareness of Mangroves in Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) program. I’m excited to participate in this newly formed partnership that has allowed LOF to expand the J.A.M.I.N. program to the Portland area, a rural parish on the eastern side of Jamaica.

Read More

Science Magazine | Atlas shows remote…

June 13, 2019

Science Magazine May 3, 2019 Scientists have produced a global atlas of coral reefs with unprecedented breadth and detail, providing a new baseline to track the health of these living structures threatened by climate change. The atlas (https://maps.lof.org/lof) focuses on …

Read More

A look back at what we have…

June 11, 2019

Written by

Since the inception of the Jamaica Awareness of Mangroves in Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) program five years ago, we have accomplished a great deal, and we would like to share some of these achievements with you. With the help of our partners, University of the West Indies Discovery Bay Marine Lab, we launched the J.A.M.I.N. Mangrove Education and Restoration program during the 2014-2015 school year. Using our custom-developed mangrove curriculum, 10thgrade students at Holland and William Knibb High Schools in Falmouth, Jamaica learned about the importance of mangroves and how to restore them.

Read More

Load More