Today is the final day of The 2012 Island School Photo Contest on both The Island School and Cape Eleuthera Institute Facebook pages. So start digging through those photos and submit them today! Good luck!
Horatio Smith (F’02) has been helping out The Island School’s amazing kitchen staff for the past few months, sharing his knowledge of cooking, catering, and the restaurant business. Two years ago, he opened his very own restaurant in Nassau called Nelly’s Deli. The restaurant is in a beautiful restored church and has a delicious menu. Next time you are in Nassau, be sure to stop by for a meal at Nelly’s Deli on Charlotte Street!
Back down to paradise…this time, not as an Island School student, rather as a Gap Year student! The first 10 days or so down here have far exceeded my expectations. As anticipated, there was a warm welcome for us all at the Rock Sound Airport – what better way to embark on such a journey? Being that there are only three Gap Year students, we have gotten to spend a lot of time with the other interns, which has been very enjoyable.
The week started off with a few days of orientation followed by a trip down island. The Down Island Trip was truly amazing – it was a great way to get a sense of the general vibe on Eleuthera Continue reading
To mark their continued relationship of support, AML Foods, through their Solomon’s Fresh Market Brand presented the Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholar program (BESS) with a $5,000 donation. Renea Knowles, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for AML Foods, presented the check to a grateful group of scholarship award recipients and partners, which included Franchesca Bethell and Cristina Roberts 2012 BESS students Trueranda Cox, (BESS alumnae 2010), Garneisha Pinder (BESS alumnae 2010), Charlene Carey, Environmental Educator at BREEF, and Kalin Griffin, Chief of Staff at The Island School.
Solomon’s Fresh Market demonstrates its dedication to fostering Continue reading
Camilla, Cole, and Rebecca here, reporting from Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, ME. These past ten days, we were lucky enough to be a part of a twelve-student research group who went down to The Island School to work with professional scientists on specified topics of interest. Broken into three four-person groups, we developed and executed our own methodologies in order to collect data.
Field work was a major part of our experience. Spending three full days in the field, principle investigators helped us in conducting field research, analyzing data sets, and synthesizing a presentation which was then given orally to the rest of the group and Island School staff. From snorkel transects off the coast of the Schooner Keys to seine net corralling in jellyfish-infested mangroves, swimming with sharks to tagging sea turtles, we learned both the principles of research and how to have fun conducting it.
Aside from research, we were exposed to many other quintessential Island School activities. Each morning, we started off the day with Continue reading
Fall 1999 alumna, Francesca Forrestal is a research assistant with ISSF and a PhD student at the Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at University of Miami in the Marine Biology and Fisheries Division. She recently wrote and published an article on the ecological effects of farming blue fin tuna as part of her research on ecosystem effects of bycatch in tuna fisheries. Be sure to read the full article here! Congratulations, Francesca!
This past Wednesday South Eleuthera hosted a homecoming for local hero, and Olympic Gold medalist Chris Brown, and his three teammates, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller. The four men, nicknamed “The Golden Knights” toured Eleuthera starting early in the morning in North Eleuthera and worked their way up the island before reaching Weymss’ Bight park for a ceremony and celebration in their honor.
For The Bahamas, the gold medal was their first in the 4×400 relay race, with the four quarter-milers finishing ahead of the United States, covering the mile in just over three and a half minutes. The ceremony was emceed by The Island School’s own Danielle Gibson, with presentations by Kalin Griffin and others, followed by performances including the Rum Runners.
After the official programme, the athletes availed themselves to supporters by signing autographs, posing for photos, and discussing their memorable triumph. Thanks to the Golden Knights for allowing some Island School, DCMS, and CEI folks to pose for their own “golden” moments.
School started this morning for Deep Creek Middle School seventh graders. 14 new students showed up in their starched uniforms, shy but ready for the changes of a new school. DCMS brings in grade sevens for a two week summer bridge program to help them get oriented to the school, teachers and their classmates. We spend time teaching them the core values, expectations for community behavior, how to do chores, basic organizational skills and how to participate in community meeting. Teachers also give introductions to their classes and the session culminates with their first field trip and swimming lesson at Wemyss Bight Beach. School for grade 8 and 9 starts on September 3rd.
Deep Creek Middle School was opened by The Island School in 2001 as a way to give back educational opportunities to the local community. Check out our webpage at www.dcmsbahamas.org to learn more.