Team from Bahamas National Trust Visits Fairchild

Saturday, January 14, 2012

As part of the international partnerships of our Education Department and the Center for Tropical Plant Conservation we are enhancing our educaitonal and research projects with the Bahamas National Trust. Two members of this institution (Portia Sweeting, Director of Education and Shelley Cant, Education Officer) are visiting us between January 25 and 29. During this visit Portia and Shelley will exchange ideas and experiences concerning environmental education and ways to link science, education, and outreach. The Bahamas National Trust has a particular interest in the Fairchild Challenge program as both South Florida and the Bahamas face similar environmental issues. During this visit Shelley will also attend the Cycad Biology Workshop for High School Teachers. Image on the right: From left to right: Tadeus Foote(Fairchild Challenge High School Coordinator), Barbara Martinez (Fairchild Challenge Middle School Coordinator), Javier Francisco-Ortega (FIU-Fairchild faculty), Portia Sweeting, and Shelley Cant.