Simeon Bethel (DCMS '16) at Sea Youth Rise Up Campaign!

Simeon Bethel (DCMS '16) at Sea Youth Rise Up Campaign!

Simeon's classmates watching the Sea Youth Rise Up call-to-action live

Simeon's classmates watching the Sea Youth Rise Up call-to-action live

DCMS ninth grader, Simeon Bethel, represented The Bahamas today at the Sea Youth Rise Up campaign. This campaign brought seven youth leaders to New York City and Washington, D.C. to present a call-to-action for ocean conservation. Thousands of students across the world, including DCMS seventh, eighth and ninth graders, watched Simeon and his peers streamed live.

Positive Psychology at Forest Hills Central High

This spring, Island School alumna Paityn Wedder (F'15) produced a video project for her high school's Diversity Week. It focuses on tenants of Positive Psychology, gratitude and its impact on happiness. Watch her classmates' reactions when she tells them they've had a positive impact on her life.

The project was also covered in an article by a local news source, MLive. Check it out here! Great work, Paityn.

Remembering the 2015 UN Shark Coalition Visit

Last year, the Cape Eleuthera Institute welcomed United Nations ambassadors from ten countries to the Cape to learn more from research scientists about the latest discoveries in shark ecology and conservation. Through the efforts of the marine conservation leadership of The Bahamas, this year marks the fifth year of the nation’s designation as a shark sanctuary. 

Montel Williams fires up the delegation with inspiration at the kickoff event

Montel Williams fires up the delegation with inspiration at the kickoff event

“Our nations are not small-island states, they are big-ocean states” said Eric Carey, director of the Bahamas National Trust, which has been at the forefront of Bahamian marine and land conservation for decades. “There are considerable conservation opportunities if we are working together, within the country and at a regional scale. Efforts like these, including the existing prohibition on the commercial harvest or trade and use of any shark fins or parts within the The Bahamas, ensure that that sharks can continue to thrive for generations in our waters, one of the world’s best places to see sharks.” 

The delegates hold a lemon shark in a sleep state of tonic immobility during a population survey and tagging exercise

The delegates hold a lemon shark in a sleep state of tonic immobility during a population survey and tagging exercise