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Following the pine forest field guide.
Classroom practical workshop.
Learning about our environment.
Presenting a well deserved award.
Presenting a well deserved award.

In 2003, BMMRO decided to expand their outreach program to include the local children of Sandy Point, Abaco, where the research station is based. There was a great need for environmental education, so BMMRO created a summer camp program, the first of its kind on Abaco. Sandy Point Environmental Camp (SPEC) is now established and reaches approximately 30 students each summer and is fortunate to have the help of parents, local guides, and BMMRO research assistants.

SPEC is broken into two age categories: Junior Camp for 7-9 year olds and Senior Camp for 10-13 year olds. Each camp session consists of lessons and field trips. Camp lessons are interactive, conservation based, and designed to better acquaint campers with their local environment. Lessons have covered topics such as coastal ecology, recycling, astronomy, invasive species, marine mammal research and mangrove, coral reef and pine forest ecosystems. Field trips complement lessons and highlight outdoor skills such as kayaking, camping, snorkelling, and birdwatching.

Mom and son learning together.
Thanks for helping, Mom!

SPEC now partners with Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS) a non-profit environmental education NGO based in Marsh Harbour, Abaco to expand environmental summer camps throughout Abaco. SPEC will be used as a model for camps in Marsh Harbour, Cooper's Town and the outlying cays.

2012 dates:

Sandy Point
July 16th - July 20th
July 23rd - July 27th

For more information about Sandy Point Environmental Camp, email us at

On a kayaking expedition
Local students from SPEC on a kayaking expedition.
Nov 2008 - SPEC Update
May 2007 - SPEC - Inagua
Oct 2006 - Coastal Cleanup
September 2006
September 2005

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