Island transformed into living classroom thanks to firm’s financial support
An island in Harrington Sound has been transformed into a living classroom for Bermuda’s students with the support of the LOM Financial Group.
The investment firm has donated $50,000 to the Bermuda Zoological Society over the past five years to support efforts to restore Trunk Island to its natural state to help young people learn about Bermuda’s various ecosystems.
Ian Walker, the BAMZ principal curator said: “We want to give every child a chance to enjoy and learn about this incredible place and hopefully develop a keen interest in our natural environment.
“The Trunk Island programme allows students to see Bermuda in a way that they haven’t seen it before.
“Our hope is that those students who go on to pursue related fields eventually come back to Bermuda and assist with research that is valuable to the community.”
As part of the project, workers have replaced invasive species with endemic plants, worked to promote the regrowth of seagrass and created shelter for longtails.
Scott Lines, chairman and CEO of LOM Financial Group, said: “We hope to give children a true experience of Bermudian living, but also educate them on our island's diverse and rich ecosystem.
“Immersive education experiences like this help to inspire our youth and foster a sincere interest in Bermuda's natural environment.”