Students of the group Young Reporters for the Environment from Eco-schools in New Providence and Eleuthera participated in a 2-hour workshop hosted by The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation – BREEF. WORKSHOP Presenters included professional photographer and social media influencer Shane Gross and environmental media reporter Crystal Darling from ZNS. The Young Reporters for the Environment program empowers young students between 11 & 25 years old to take a stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and give them a platform to call attention to these issues through the media of writing, photography or video. There are more than 350,000 young reporters in 45 countries across the world.
YRE participants will compete in a national competition on Earth Day (April 22, 2020). The winner of the competition will receive country-wide recognition and will be eligible to enter the 2021 Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) international competition. The launch of the YRE programme is being made possible with the help of a Strategic Grant from the Global Environment Facility.