The Island School

The Island School is a 14-week semester program for high school sophomores and juniors on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Traditional coursework is augmented by outdoor education including SCUBA diving and sea kayak expeditions, for nourishing the students’ interest for the marine environment. The program aims to reinforce students’ passion for the ocean and marine life, while installing in them a sense of environmental awareness, conservation and natural resource management.

Dr. Daniel Benetti is a faculty member at the Island School, teaches students about aquaculture, why it is important and what factors must be considered for a successful program. Instead of supplying technical analyses, Benetti gives students a practical education in how knowing more about the ocean can make a difference in the relationship humans have with food from the sea and our methods of obtaining it.