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Discovery Club 2016 Award Ceremony at the Levy Preserve

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, five of six Discovery Club chapters on the island of Eleuthera, assembled at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve for the sixth All Eleuthera Discovery Club Award Ceremony, where they received their Adaptation badges for the 2016 school year.

Discovery Club began on Eleuthera in October 2008, a few years before the Levy Preserve was completed and opened to the public in March of 2011. The inaugural awards ceremony was held under the Education Pavilion in 2012, the same year three new clubs were established on the island.  This year, Discovery Club members and leaders from Samuel Guy Pinder All-Age School, Windermere High School, James Cistern, Emma E. Cooper and Tarpum Bay Primary Schools, along with parents and well-wishers, came together to celebrate the achievements of the spring term.  

Levy Preserve Manager, Ms. Falon Cartwright, welcomed all in attendance, and a short presentation on the Adaptation badge was given by an Explorer and a Guardian from the Tarpum Bay Primary chapter. Additionally, a beautiful poem, ‘Blue Butterfly’, was recited with accompanying gestures by the Samuel Guy Pinder All Age chapter.  Mrs. Tanya Pinder, Principal of James Cistern Primary, who spoke on behalf of Mrs. Helen Simmons-Johnson, District Superintendent for the Ministry of Education, also gave a brief but elegant speech.  

Mrs. Clare Sands, Discovery Club Programme Director, ended the ceremony by highlighting members from the Tarpum Bay Guardians who started with the club as Explorers in 2012, and have now earned six badges.  Mrs. Sands thanked the parents, leaders, members and all who ensure that the Discovery Club’s motto, “I know that my actions can help or harm the environment and so… I promise to do everything I can to protect the environment and use its resources wisely”, is rooted in our young Bahamian leaders.


Preserve Manager, Falon Cartwright, welcomes guests
to the ceremony.

Tarpum Bay Primary Guardians, friends, and Discovery Club members and leaders.

DC Program Director, Clare Sands, highlights Discovery
Club members who have earned multiple badges
over several years.

Samuel Guy Pinder All Age School Discovery Club members and leaders