Eleuthera Discovery Club: Expedition Sea Turtles!

Scores of adventurous Discovery Clubbers from schools in Central and South Eleuthera enjoyed a half-day visit to Half Sound in South Eleuthera to learn about loggerhead turtles and got the chance to perform a tagging exercise. Director of the Cape Eleuthera Institute Nathan Robinson and his team supervised the activities with the assistance of Discovery […]

Red Listing Training A Boost for Bahamas Conservation Management

Fourteen Bahamian and eight Caribbean experts converged in Nassau for a week of training on how to assess threatened and endangered species—known as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List training. The workshop, sponsored by the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve,  focused on how Red Listing is done, the components of […]

Bahamas Represented at the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation Conference 2018

Preserve botanist Dr. Ethan Freid presented the Bahamas’ country report to the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference brought together plant conservation scientists, policy makers and practitioners from across the world to consider the future of plant conservation, and in particular to develop ideas for a global plant […]

Beyond the Classroom: Promoting Place-Based Learning

Eight teachers from Emma E. Cooper Primary School explored the potential for place-based learning at the Levy Preserve. The teachers, representing various grade levels, were challenged to take an alternative approach to their lesson planning which would immerse the students in the natural environment. Lessons could be tailored according to the subject of study using […]

Another Successful Camp Safari at the Levy Preserve

The Levy Preserve held its annual summer camp July 16-20, 2018. Thirty campers from the local community enjoyed a week of sensory exploration which incorporated crafts, recyclable materials and items found in nature. Daily activities focused on the five senses: seeing, touching, tasting, smelling and hearing. Campers worked in teams on a variety of activities […]

Bahamas-New York Intern Collaboration

The Preserve’s summer interns embarked on a two-week scientific and cultural exchange with New York’s Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC). Site visits to Eleuthera and New York allowed each group the chance to gain first-hand knowledge of natural resource management and scientific research methods in the respective locales. NAC’s Senior Ecologist Helen Forgione and her team […]

High Schoolers Learn Conservation Horticulture

Five high school seniors spent a week at the Levy Preserve as part of their schools’ work experience program. The students, from Central Eleuthera High and Harbour Island All Age Schools, participated in the Conservation Horticulture Program. They learned about endemic plants, collected fruits and cleaned seeds in preparation for planting, and also planted and […]