Bahamian students plant 135 mangrove trees grown in classrooms

Forty-five students planted 135 baby mangrove trees in Camp Abaco, Bahamas last week after growing them in their classrooms throughout this school year.

The students, from Abaco Central High School and Forest Heights Academy, and their teachers, participated in a pilot program called the Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (BAM), a project about mangrove education and restoration.

The BAM programme was created by Amy Heemsoth, of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, in partnership with Friends of the Environment.

Their main goal is “to deliver a message about conservation, and to help continue education about mangrove ecosystems here with Bahamian high school students,” said Ms. Heemsoth, the Director of Education at the Foundation.

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