Ramblings about places and adventures from syndicated travel journalist Jim Fox
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) Update: February 2014
Kissing gouramis, also known as kissing fish
Please join us at BUEI on Saturday, March 22nd for a fun and sophisticated evening raising funds for education!
evening will start at 7pm with cocktails in BUEI's upper lobby followed
by a delicious sit-down dinner in the spectacular Harbourfront
restaurant. Dance the night away with The Big Chill on our
bioluminescent dance floor. Bid on fabulous prizes in our Silent
Auction. Dress for the evening is 'Underwater Chic' and the 'Hue is
Please help us to continue to expand and develop our education programmes and exhibits. Since we opened our doors in 1997 over 50,000 students have participated in BUEI's education programmes and activities!
Mon, Feb 3rd, 6-8pm:
Inside Out Wellness Centre Lecture Series:
This lecture, the 3rd
in the Inside Out Wellness Centre lecture series, will focus on how to
create belief systems that are congruent with innate values (and
genetics), and produce desired behavior and states of mind.
Free admission. Lecture series sponsored by Colonial Medical Insurance.
Thurs, Feb 6th, 7:30pm:
BUEI and Bermuda Audubon Society present:
'BERMUDA'S BIRDS ... YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE MISSING!'
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
If you missed the first sold-out lecture, join us on February 6th for
Bermuda Audubon Society president, Andrew Dobson's, fascinating
illustrated lecture on birds in Bermuda you may not know about! Not many
tickets are left so don't delay purchasing yours today!
Sat, Feb 8th, 3pm:
BUEI will be holding a lionfish dissection on Saturday, February 8that 3pm.
See these beautiful but dangerous creatures up close and learn about the threat they pose to our oceans.
Members are free. Non-members are free with admission.
Sun, Feb 16th, 3pm & 5:15pm:
BUEI and Bermuda Docs present:
Weekend Film Series
3pm - Music For Mandela
Canada / 82 minutes / Unrated
Music for Mandela
explores the role that music played in the remarkable life of Nelson
Mandela. Including musical performances by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
(Mandela's favourite group), Vusi Mahlasela and the Soweto Gospel Choir,
the film explores how resistance songs kept hope alive for the
anti-apartheid movement even as its most prominent leaders were
Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full)
tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are dying off. With
the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he
investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland,
China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight
and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis.
Tickets are $15 and available from Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or by calling 294-0204.
Don't forget Harbourfront is OPEN on Sunday from 6pm ... so make a night of it with dinner and a movie!
Photo: Outside Marpha
Tues, Feb 18th, 7:30pm:
BUEI and the Humpback Whale Research Project present:
Annapurna and Everest
us for an exciting evening with Andrew Stevenson who will be showing a
15-minute shortened version of his award-winning documentary film
followed by an illustrated lecture on the Annapurna and the Everest
Photo by the Royal Gazette
Thurs, Feb 20th, 7:30pm:
honor of Black History Month, join us at the BUEI for a special
screening of Dale Butler's film on talented Bermudian tap dancer,
Mitchell 'Live Wires' Trott.
Follow Mitchell's travels to Cuba to take lessons from an 84-year old Cuban tap dancer. Mitchell will open the evening with his spectacular tap dancing followed by the film and a Q&A with Mr. Butler and Mr. Trott.
MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM
over 60 years, the Miami Science Museum's award-winning educational
programs, family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, and
rehabilitative Wildlife Center and Clinic have enriched locals and
tourists alike. To learn more about the Miami Science Museum click here.
you know that with a BUEI Membership you are entitled to FREE or
reduced admission to over 300 science centers and museums in Canada, the
United States and Europe?
Visit the ASTC website to learn more about the ASTC Passport Program. Click here to become a BUEI Member and start enjoying all of the Passport Privileges.
you travel, don't forget to bring your BUEI membership card and always
call before you visit to confirm your Travel Passport benefits.