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Androsian Children Experience the BNT’s Camp Safari

This summer the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) provided a true summer safari for 24 children for the second year in a row with Camp Safari Andros. The camp was a week-long eco-experience with environmental activities and adventures.

“The BNT is happy to be a part of summer environmental education and fun,” said Liz Brace, BNT Education Officer. “We’re very grateful to our supporters who helped to make our camp a success, especially Green Force, Staniard Creek, who gave one-on-one swim coaching to the camp participants.” The camp also received support from ForFar Field Station, Scotiabank and private citizens.

As a part of their fantastic safari, campers visited the Andros Westside National Park to see conch habitats and got an up close and personal look at the endangered Andros Iguana.

The week-long camp highlighted important Bahamian fishery species: conch, grouper and lobster.

Campers enjoyed daily water activities. They snorkeled in Staniard Creek and explored the sea where they found sand dollars and observed various fish and algae.

“We are happy to be able to help our children have fond memories of this summer while they learn about the environment and the importance for conservation of natural resources,” noted Brace.

In addition to hosting Camp Safari Andros, the BNT also hosted various summer camps in Abaco, Grand Bahama and New Providence.

The BNT hopes that their summer camps will go a long way in ensuring that young Bahamians will become environmental stewards as they grow and continue the BNT’s mission to conserve and protect the natural resources of The Bahamas.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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