BZS To Offer Spring Natural History Course

April 26, 2014

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set for the return of its Spring Natural History Course on May 1, 2014, providing a variety of lectures and field trips in an effort to teach the public about plant and animal life in the springtime.

The Bermuda Zoological Society newsletter said, “The Spring Natural History Course returns, beginning May 1, with a great variety of lectures and field trips. The course is perfect for anyone interested in natural history and Bermuda’s environment, and is also a great way for teachers to gain professional development hours.

“The series includes two lectures every Thursday evening in May, with five Sunday field trips. Lectures for May 1 begin at 6.15pm and include an “Update on the Skink Recovery Programme” by Mark Outerbridge and “Reef Watch 2013 Results” by Dr. Thad Murdoch.

Other lecture subjects include:

  • Seagrass Studies, by Sarah Manuel & Jan Locke
  • Pelagic Seabirds, by Dr. David Wingate
  • The Fern Recovery Project, by Alison Copeland & Kim Burch
  • The Bermuda Turtle Project, by Jennifer Gray
  • And many other exciting subjects

“Field trips will include visits to Cooper’s Island, Walsingham, and a trip aboard the RV Endurance.

“The course [lectures and field trips] costs $140 for members and $170 for non-members. For those wishing to just attend lectures, the cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members, per evening.

“For more details and to register, visit or contact Dr. Jamie Bacon via email at”

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