Dr. Cottrell recently returned from the Bahamas where he led 16 students, two from HDNR and another 5 from Warner college, in hands-on ecotourism learning.  As in past years they also did a conservation project at the Bahamas Land and Sea Park – with plans for next year to work with the Blackpoint community school.

Black Point is a Bahamian settlement, located on Great Guana Cay in the Central Exumas.  It is only a couple of miles south of the busy Staniel Cay.  If you use a powerboat and go straight through, you can be at Staniel at no time. However, on a sailboat you have to go around the shoals, which makes the trip about 5 miles long. There are nearly 250 people living in Black Point and pretty much all of them are busy in the tourist industry.  Some of them work at Staniel Cay, where they take a small boat every morning, but many work locally.

If you’re interested in one of the best classrooms that exist, be sure to reach out to Dr. Cottrell.