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BREEF accepting applicants for environmental study program
By Samone Davis
Feb 15, 2017 - 3:20:33 PM

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Photos l to r: Jesse Sweeting participates in a shark tagging expedition during his semester at the Cape Eleuthera Island School; Photo 2: Andrieka Burrows gets a head start into her Island School semester by taking a leap of faith during school orientation.

BREEF is accepting applications for The Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars (BESS) Programme. BESS is a unique year-long study and work experience programme for motivated graduating high school students between the ages of 15-18 yrs., interested in learning more about the environment, conservation and sustainable development. During the BESS academic year, students attend the Cape Eleuthera Island School and engage in experiential learning and research. Additionally, students gain work experience through a paid internship with a local conservation organization. Since the program’s inception, thirty-eight BESS Scholars from schools throughout the country have participated in the program.

The BESS experience is life changing. Through this mentorship program, BESS alum have traveled The Bahamas, worked with scientists and participated in ground-breaking projects before going off to pursue further studies. If you are thinking of a career in environment then this program is a great fit for you.

For more information about the programme, contact BREEF at 327-9000, email breef@breef.org or visit our website: www.breef.org/youth-education/bess-programme/ where you can also download the application. Application deadline: February 28th. Full and partial scholarships are available.

BREEF is a non-government, non-profit, Bahamian marine conservation organization, its mission is to promote the conservation of the Bahamian marine environment that sustains our way of life. www.breef.org

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