BNT Discovery Club turns 20

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With over one thousand students, in sixty clubs, on nine islands of The Bahamas, the Discovery Club is making a difference for children, the environment and communities throughout our country. In honour of the Discovery Club’s 20th Anniversary, The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has launched a poster competition open to all students in The Bahamas.

“By entering this poster competition students can use their artistic talents to help people appreciate our native plants and animals and understand what we can do to protect them,” said Portia Sweeting, Director of Education, Bahamas National Trust.

‘Through the Discovery Club, the BNT develops environmentally conscious citizens, and creates increased environmental stewardship,” remarked Eric Carey, Executive Director. “The Bahamas is an amazing archipelago, our coral reefs, wetlands and forests are home to extraordinary wildlife, many of which can be found only in The Bahamas. I encourage our young artists from Grand Bahama to Inagua to join this 20th anniversary celebration and help us build awareness through this competition.”

Competition details are available at any BNT office and online at All entries must be received by November 6, 2015.

The Discovery Club is open to youth at three levels: Explorers ages 6 to 9, Guardians ages 10 to 12 and Navigators ages 14 to 25. This experience-based programme develops environmental stewardship through interactive classroom activities and fun-filled outdoor learning experiences. Camping, snorkeling and kayaking are favorites of club members.

The key to the success of the Discovery Club is its committed club leaders, enthusiastic BNT members and programme sponsors. For further information on the Discovery Club or to support an island, club or an individual club member, contact the Director of Education at the Bahamas National Trust. Tel: (242)-393-1317, or via email at

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