School children will be able to enjoy another year of marine conservation excursions, thanks to RUBiS Energy’s gift of a year’s worth of diesel boat fuel to Bermuda Zoological Society.
It’s the second year RUBiS has provided 12 months’ worth of boat fuel to operate Endurance, the environmental education vessel owned and operated by the support charity for Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo.
Captain Tim Hasselbring with a student aboard the BZS conservation education vessel, Endurance:
“On behalf of RUBiS Energy Bermuda, I am very pleased to confirm the extension of our donation of fuel for the conservation outreach vessel Endurance for another year,” said David Rose, RUBiS Energy Bermuda general manager.
“RUBiS is happy to be in a position to assist the Bermuda Zoological Society’s education programme as it is a fantastic opportunity for schoolchildren to learn about the importance of Bermuda’s marine environment.”
The 45-foot Endurance takes students of all ages on summer-camp expeditions, class fieldtrips, research studies and afterschool outings to various marine parks around the Island where they snorkel on reefs, study turtles or enjoy whale-watching and glow-worm tours.
The marine expeditions are part of BZS’s long-running conservation-education programme that boosts the science curricula of some 6,000 students a year.
Captain Tim Hasselbring lets students take the wheel of Endurance during an expedition to a marine park
“Bermuda Zoological Society is extremely grateful to RUBiS for enabling us to continue getting students immersed in the natural environment,” said Dr. Ian Walker, Principal Curator of BAMZ and a board member of BZS.
RUBIS Energy Bermuda, an affiliate of RUBIS Group, has operated an automobile and marine fuel distribution network [12 service stations] since 2006. RUBIS is also the licensed distributor of Shell fuels and lubricants in Bermuda.
BZS is the support charity for Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, funding a full slate of education programmes, conservation and research projects, exhibits and community outreach events.