Cape Eleuthera Institute

CEI

Cape Eleuthera, Rock Sound, The Bahamas

Region Active

Caribbean

Research, educational institute

Activity

Marine research, Marine conservation awareness and education , Conservation volunteering

Description

The Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) is a dedicated center for research and innovation at The Island School in South Eleuthera, The Bahamas. CEI promotes ‘the conservation of the tropical marine and coastal ecosystems by facilitating the research of resident and visiting scientists, supporting the education of students at all levels, and spurring outreach efforts to enhance the environmental awareness of local and global communities.’ Students of all ages gain experience regarding conservation, sustainability, and local ecosystems. They collaborate with world-class scientists, doing substantive research, eg. tagging nurse sharks, sea turtle research, all aimed at a better understanding of the environment and how to protect it.