Discovery Clubs Symposium

Discovery Clubs Symposium

Where Teachers Become the Students

Every Summer a weeklong symposium is held for Discovery Club leaders. The symposium pulls together teachers from all over The Bahamas and immerses them in activities, lectures and field trips that simulate the Discovery Club experience. The environment fosters a sense of camaraderie among colleagues and creates a platform for teachers who have experience running the clubs to share their best practices with colleagues.

113The symposium experience gives teachers the tools and expertise they need to lead environmental lessons and discussions with their clubs and organize and partake in activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and bird watching. The week also includes an overnight wilderness camping trip complete with hands on tent-pitching and storytelling over a bonfire. This annual event has proven to leave Discovery Club leaders inspired, motivated and excited to pass the lessons and their personal experiences on to their students.

moeThe Discovery Clubs Symposium is mandatory for all teachers who wish to lead Explorer, Guardian or Navigator Clubs in the academic year following the workshop. The symposium is recognized by the Bahamas Ministry of Education for professional development credits and all lodging, travel and food expenses are paid for by the Bahamas National Trust.

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We welcome you to direct any inquiries about Explorers and Guardians to the clubs’ Programme Coordinator:

Clare Sands at  csands@bnt.bs