Science Opportunities

Science Opportunities

Get involved in Science

There are many ways to get involved with the BNT’s science program.

The BNT Research Internship Program

The Research Internship Program of the Science Department of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) provides promising students with the opportunity to become involved in cutting-edge research in close collaboration with a member of staff. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to acquire new skills and decide whether research is something they would like to consider in their future career.

Note that this is an un-paid internship and does not contribute to any credits for an institution. However, students who complete the program will be allowed to gain research experience with either BNT staff, working professionals or academics. Upon completion of the internship and granted that all expectations are satisfied, the participant will receive a certificate from the Bahamas National Trust, the leading conservation organisation in the country.

All interns will be expected to complete some form of research or project which will be handed into the BNT and to present their project either at the Bahamas Natural History Conference (BNHC) or at a public meeting at the Retreat.

To be eligible for the Research Internship Program you must be a Bahamian student (citizen or resident), currently enrolled within an accredited university or college. However, other national may be considered if spaces are available.

If interested please complete the following:

  • Fill out the Research Internship Application Form (Contact science@bnt.bs for more details).
  • Arrange for an interview (if in country, otherwise via telephone or skype).
  • If selected you will be asked to sign a waiver and discuss your starting date.

 

Citizen Science Projects

Citizen science projects are activities sponsored by a wide variety of organizations so non-scientists can meaningfully contribute to scientific research. See below for some of our citizen science projects:

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Bahama Parrots of Nassau locator – do you live on New Providence and see these guys all the time? Join this group and help us collect basic information about the curious parrots in the capital city.

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Bahama Oriole Project  – do you live on Andros or are you visiting and want to help participate in collecting information on these extremely rare and endemic species of The Bahamas. Join this group, take photos of sightings and participate.

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Christmas Bird Count – are you interested in taking part in this world-wide bird count? If so contact the Science Department of the BNT: science@bnt.bs

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The Great Backyard Bird Count – here is another great world-wide bird counting exercise that you can do straight from your back yard. If interested please contact the Science Department of the BNT: science@bnt.bs

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My Science My Conch – do you want to get involved with Conch research? Contact Community Conch or the Bahamas National Trust Education Department to learn about the Conch Badge.