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Aurum Fund Management Donates To BZS

Aurum Fund Management Donates To BZS

Aurum Fund Management Limited has donated $12,500 to the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] to aid in the creation of a saltwater pond to support the growth of Black Mangroves on Trunk Island. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society is happy to announce that Aurum Fund Management Limited have donated $12,500 to the creation of a saltwater... Read more of this article

Support Creation Of Coastal Mangrove Forest

Support Creation Of Coastal Mangrove Forest

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] has received a donation from Aspen Bermuda Limited to support the creation of a “Coastal Red Mangrove Forest” on Trunk Island. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS], a charity dedicated to inspiring appreciation and care of island environments, has received a donation from Aspen... Read more of this article

Garden Club Of Bermuda Donates $10K To BZS

Garden Club Of Bermuda Donates $10K To BZS

The Garden Club Of Bermuda has made a donation of $10,000 to the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] for their Trunk Island ‘Funding the Future’ project. A spokesperson said, “Trunk Island, a living classroom educating tomorrow’s environmentalists, is the aim of Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS]. “In order to achieve this goal, Trunk... Read more of this article

Winnie Oatley Plants Tree For 103rd Birthday

Winnie Oatley Plants Tree For 103rd Birthday

Winnie Oatley recently celebrated her 103rd birthday by planting a cedar tree on Trunk Island in Harrington Sound, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] “Living Classroom”. A spokesperson said, “When centenarian Winnie Oatley turned 103 in February, her grandsons Kevin, Stephen, Robert and Geoff Blee marked the occasion by planting a cedar... Read more of this article

BZS Wins AZA Significant Achievement Award

BZS Wins AZA Significant Achievement Award

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is the recipient of a Significant Achievement Award from the 2020 Association of Zoos and Aquariums [AZA] Honors and Awards Committee for the submission of ‘Trunk Island – ‘The Living Classroom’. Volunteers on Trunk Island“The AZA recognized the achievements of over 20 member facilities in the fields... Read more of this article

Third Point Re Volunteers Time & Donates $40K

Third Point Re Volunteers Time & Donates $40K

Staff of Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. swapped their desks and computers for cleaning and gardening tools last week as they helped clean up Trunk Island, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] “living classroom” in Harrington Sound, with the company also announcing that it will make a $40,000 donation to the project. A total of 19 staff members... Read more of this article

LOM To Donate $50,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

LOM To Donate $50,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

LOM Financial has committed to donating $50,000 to the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] over the course of the next 5 years, with the LOM donation set to specifically help support the BZS “Living Classroom” at Trunk Island and enable it to realise its potential as an Educational Outreach and Conservation training centre. BZS is the support charity... Read more of this article

Artex Team Helps Restoration Of Trunk Island

Artex Team Helps Restoration Of Trunk Island

Last week, 17 Artex employees and their family members participated in a charitable event in partnership with the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] – a registered Bermuda charity that supports the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.In 2015 BZS purchased a 2.4 acre lot on Trunk Island, in Harrington Sound, with plans to create an outdoor classroom for... Read more of this article

RenRe Donate $250,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

RenRe Donate $250,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. presented the Bermuda Zoological Society with a $250,000 donation in support of the science education and experiential learning programs offered through the Trunk Island Living Classroom. The Company’s donation will be used to meet the infrastructure needs of the classroom and Trunk Island-based programs, including the... Read more of this article

Scouting Units Take Part In Trunk Island Camp

Scouting Units Take Part In Trunk Island Camp

Scouting units from three different groups recently converged on Trunk Island, in Harrington Sound, for a 5-day camp. A spokesperson said, “During the camp, the scouts were exposed to a variety of activates, that are not usually available to them. Activities included a nature talk from Dr. David Wingate, conservation work which involved removing... Read more of this article

College Class Visits Trunk Island ‘Classroom’

College Class Visits Trunk Island ‘Classroom’

The Bermuda College’s Introduction to Biology students were given the special treat of having a ‘hands-on’ class on Trunk Island, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s “Living Classroom”. On Friday 1st April and Friday 8th April, BZS education staff took the students and their teacher, Alnisha Simmons, out to the island as part of the second... Read more of this article

Teachers Discover What Trunk Island Can Offer

Teachers Discover What Trunk Island Can Offer

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] recently held professional development workshops for Primary, Middle and Senior school teachers, with the workshops focused on “Discovering Trunk Island and What it Has to Offer.” The BZS has been running a campaign related to Trunk Island in Harrington Sound, with the BZS aiming to help provide classes that... Read more of this article

Campaign To Make Island A “Living Classroom”

Campaign To Make Island A “Living Classroom”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] has been focused on their ongoing campaign for education on Trunk Island in Harrington Sound, with the BZS aiming to provide classes that utilize the island as a “living classroom” to some 3,000 students. “The campaign has surpassed the halfway goal, and there are high hopes to reach the 75% of... Read more of this article