Bermuda College and the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] have announced the return of their Eco Lunch & Learn series on Thursday, February 24.

A spokesperson said, “The series begins its winter schedule with an illustrated presentation, ‘The Rise and Fall of Bermuda’s Sea Turtle.’

“Presenting will be Bermudian Jennifer Gray, Director of the Bermuda Turtle Project. The Bermuda Turtle Project is a cooperative effort of the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo, the Bermuda Zoological Society and the Sea Turtle Conservancy.

“Jennifer is well known for her decades of employment with the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo, as Director of the Bermuda Turtle Project and the first Coordinator for the Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Bermuda. More recently she served as the Executive Director of the Bermuda National Trust.

“She has shaped programmes to raise the awareness of the interactions between nature and people on our fragile oceanic island and has nurtured many wild animals including hand rearing orphaned seals, Longtails and Cahows, healing injured and unwell sea turtles and saving magnificent whales. Outside of Bermuda Jennifer serves as a Country Coordinator for WIDECAST [Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Network] and is a member of the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group [MTSG].

“Jennifer began looking after sea turtles in 1977 and took a lead role on the Bermuda Turtle Project in 1990. Over the years she has witnessed many changes in Bermudas environment and sea turtle aggregations.”

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