Realising our potential: scholars in profile – Lucia
Lucia was one of the first students to receive a Blue Ventures scholarship when the education programme was launched in 2007. She’s now studying geography at the University of Toliara.
Realising our potential: scholars in profile – Emilienne
Having been a Blue Ventures scholarship beneficiary for four years, Emilienne is now working for us as a member of our community health team!
Realising our potential: scholars in profile – Stephan
Stephan Maheny Denis has such a positive outlook on life that you would never guess the hardships he and his family have endured. His story perfectly exemplifies the thirst for knowledge, against all the odds, of many young people in...
Realising our potential: scholars in profile – Narison
The first blog in a new "Scholars in Profile" series marking the 10 year anniversary of our Education programme supporting youth in the Velondriake area.
A journey for education: from Madagascar to Canada to study ocean governance
Feno Hanitriniala from our Education team leaves Madagascar for the first time so that she can bring back an increased knowledge of marine management to the youth of Velondriake
Unrivaled: a celebration day for the girls club of Andavadoaka
Women in Velondriake are becoming increasingly dynamic and motivated to make change, and girls are, at the same time, the result and the future of this expanding movement.
Climate-resilient development? We’re doing it already!
What is resilience? And what does “climate-resilient development” actually mean?
Turning the tide on marine plastics
Let’s set the scene, we’re on a beautiful white sand beach, dotted with palm trees; a remote tropical paradise, miles away from human habitation. As the tide retreats what’s that left behind in the strandline? Intermixed with the usual bits...
Making my mother proud…
I feel like I’m gaining skills that will help me to accomplish my goals and hopefully continue to make my mother proud as well.
In the making: the future biologists of Belize
by Winnie Courtene-Jones and Meira Mizrahi, Field Scientists, Belize Throughout this academic year, Blue Ventures’ staff team has again been working closely with the natural resource management classes at the Centro Escolar Mexico Junior College (CEMJC). This enthusiastic group of students...
A victory for PHE: Blue Ventures wins the 2014 St Andrews Prize for the Environment
Against the elegant backdrop of the University of St Andrews, I spent an inspiring, exhausting, and at times terrifying three days, competing against two other finalists for the 2014 St Andrews Prize for the Environment.
A day in the life: Not your average Wednesday
by Madison Kane, Expedition Manager, Madagascar From the perspective of a staff member who was once a volunteer, I understand the ‘I’m-only-here-for-six-weeks’ feeling and making an effort to get everything you want done, in just 45 days. Knowing this feeling, we...
Experiencing Europe: Attending the Student Conference on Conservation Science
by Lalao Aigrette, Senior Blue Carbon Scientist, Toliara – Madagascar The purpose of my first ever visit to Europe was to attend the fifteenth Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) in Cambridge, UK from March 25th to April 2nd. The...
What happens when animals go to school?
by Silvia Parmeggiani, Community Officer, Belize As we (we being the BV Belize team) wait for our new batch of volunteers to arrive and join us for the third expedition of this year, we ‘re getting very excited. They arrive throughout the day, some...