BREEF Summer Sea Camp- Andros

BREEF Sea Camp, Andros

Location: Kamalame Cay, Andros Great Barrier Reef 

Dates: July 29th-31st, 2024

Ages: 8-14 years old

*This camp is free for Kamalame Guests, and Andros Residents

🌊 Dive into an unforgettable adventure with BREEF’s Andros Sea Camp! Get ready for daily snorkeling excursions, immersive marine education, thrilling activities, and so much more! 🤿

Join us on Kamalame Cay  from July 29th-31st, 2024.

Don’t miss out—secure your spot now for this incredible opportunity! Spaces are limited, so act fast!

Register today by emailing your campers’ completed registration form to reno@kamalame.com  or concierge@kamalame.com

Or call (242) 357-2135 or 471-9154

Click here for Registration & Waiver Form!

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World Oceans Day Snorkel Event

🌊 Celebrate Bahamian oceans this #WorldOceansDay with BREEF!

Celebrate World Oceans Day and Snorkel with BREEF on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, at Sea Beach Promenade across from Sapodilla Restaurant from 9AM to 12 NOON. Join us for an unforgettable underwater adventure!

📍 Location: Sea Beach Promenade (Across from Sapodilla Restaurant)
🕘 Time: 9 AM – 12 NOON
📅 Date: Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Don’t forget your sunscreen and loved ones as we explore the beauty beneath the waves. Open to all, so come snorkel with us!

Snorkel activities are for ages 8 and up, and volunteers can earn community service hours. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!

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Bahamas- Hurricane Season

Protecting Our Islands: The Role of Coral Reefs and Mangroves in Hurricane Season

As we enter the start of hurricane season, spanning from June 1st to November 30th, it’s crucial to recognize and appreciate our coral reef and mangrove ecosystems. These natural barriers serve as our islands’ first and second lines of defense against the increasingly frequent and intense storms and hurricanes, exacerbated by climate change.

The Importance of Coral Reefs and Mangroves

Our coral reefs and mangroves are vital in protecting our coastlines. Coral reefs alone reduce wave energy by 97%, acting as a powerful buffer against storm surges. This remarkable capacity significantly mitigates the impact of hurricanes on our shores, safeguarding both our natural environment and our communities.

Mangroves, with their dense root systems, play an equally important role. They stabilize shorelines, reduce erosion, and provide a critical buffer that absorbs the force of incoming waves. Together, these ecosystems form a natural defense system that is essential for the resilience of our islands.

BREEF’s Mission and How You Can Help

At BREEF, our mission is to promote the conservation of the Bahamian marine environment, which sustains our way of life. As we face the challenges of climate change, protecting these ecosystems becomes more urgent than ever.

You can play a vital role in this effort by advocating for the implementation of Marine Protected Areas and supporting coral reef restoration initiatives. One impactful way to contribute is through our Adopt a Coral program, which directly supports the restoration and preservation of these critical ecosystems.

Get Involved

By adopting a coral, you can help ensure that our reefs continue to thrive and protect our islands from the devastating effects of hurricanes. Your support is crucial in maintaining the health and resilience of our marine environment.

Adopt a Coral Today!

Photo Credit: Shane Gross @shanegrossphoto

Join us in our mission to protect and restore our coral reefs and mangroves. Together, we can make a difference.

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BREEF Summer Sea Camp- Eleuthera

BREEF Sea Camp, Eleuthera

Location: Haynes Library, Governors Harbour

Dates: July 15th-18th, 2024

Ages: 8-14 years old

🌊 Dive into an unforgettable adventure with BREEF Sea Camp! Get ready for daily snorkeling excursions, immersive marine education, thrilling activities, and so much more! 🤿

Join us at The Haynes Library in Governors Harbour Eleuthera from July 15th-18th, 2024.

Don’t miss out—secure your spot now for this incredible opportunity! Spaces are limited, so act fast!

Register today by emailing your campers’ completed registration form to fernanderalthea@gmail.com

Click here for Registration & Waiver Form!

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BREEF Summer Sea Camp- New Providence

BREEF Sea Camp, New Providence

Location: Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre

Dates: June 24th – 28th, 2024

Ages: 8-14 years old

Cost: $125 per camper

🌊 Dive into an unforgettable adventure with Nassau Sea Camp! Get ready for daily snorkeling excursions, immersive marine education, thrilling activities, and so much more! 🤿

Join us at Ardastra Gardens and Wildlife Conservation Centre from June 24th – 28th, 2024.

Don’t miss out—secure your spot now for this incredible opportunity! Spaces are limited, so act fast!

Register today by emailing your campers’ completed registration form to Outreach@breef.org

Click here for Registration & Waiver Form!

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Young Reporters for the Environment Student Workshop

Venue: New Providence Community Center

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Awaken your inner Storyteller as we take a dive into Environmental Journalism with sessions from professional journalists and influencers!

Join BREEF’s Environmental Journalism Workshop themed “Young Voices for Conservation” on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the New Providence Community Centre. This workshop aims to teach students how to use photography, videography and writing to tell the story of the world around them.

Please see the flyer for more details.

Hosted by our Young Reporters for the Environment Programme. This Workshop is generously supported by the Moore Bahamas Foundation, Primat Foundation, and the Builders Initiative.

 

To RSVP Email breeef@breef.org.

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Earth Day Snorkel

 

BREEF EARTH DAY SNORKEL

Venue: Saunders Beach

Date: Saturday 18th, May 2024

Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

Our Earth Day Snorkel is now rescheduled for Saturday, May 18th, 2024, at Saunders Beach from 9AM to 12 NOON. Join us for an unforgettable underwater adventure!

Don’t forget your sunscreen and loved ones as we explore the beauty beneath the waves. Open to all, so come snorkel with us!

*Please note: Snorkel activities are for ages 8 and up, and volunteers can earn community service hours. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!

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BESS Application Deadline

Are you a young Bahamian interested in Marine Ecology and conservation? The BESS programme is perfect for you! Applications for our Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars (BESS) programme 2023-2024 are officially open!

Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholarship applications are accepted now until Feb 15, 2024.

Apply Here!

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BESS Informational Zoom Meeting

Are you interested in learning more about the Bahamas Environmental Stewards Scholarship (BESS) Programme? Join us as alumni and representatives from the Island School & the Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation (BREEF) share highlights from the program.

This virtual event will take place from 7-8 PM EST on Thursday, December 7th.

Register here to receive a link for the event!

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Kamalame Cay BREEF Lunch

Kamalame’s fundraising lunch celebrates BREEF & Kamalame’s  joint commitment to ocean conservation.

Enjoy the best of Andros with crab, lionfish and refreshments from Young’s Fine Wines. Cocktails begin at 11:30am followed by our signature family style lunch. Tickets available for $295 donation per person which supports our conservation and education initiatives.

With fantastic music by Furze Entertainment

To plan a special overnight stay at Kamalame or book a marina slip please contact reno@kamalame.com for reservations.

 

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