About BNHC V
The Bahamas Natural History Conference (BNHC) is The Bahamas’ largest scientific conference. Held every two years by the Bahamas National Trust, BNHC gives researchers working in the environmental and natural sciences field an opportunity to share their work with peers, policymakers, and the general public. Having put on four successful conferences from 2013 to 2018, we planned and executed our 5th iteration of the meeting in the summer of 2020.
The event was titled “The Bahamas Natural History Conference: Virtual Webinar Series”, shortened to “BNHC V”, with the ‘V’ indicating both that it was the 5th event and the fact that it will be via online platforms (i.e. virtually). This virtual event used submissions for BNHC 2020 as it was a stand-in for the 5th in-person conference. Due to the shorter nature of the event and the software available to us, we were unable to officially host workshops.
Webinars comprised of 4 speakers presenting on a similar theme or topic, with 15 minutes for presentations and a half-hour group Q&A period at the end. Some webinars had a guest or plenary speaker as well. The sessions were recorded and uploaded to our YouTube page and linked below.
Schedule and Recordings
Find links to the session recordings of the webinar sessions below, including the original air date of the live webinar session.
- Session 1: “Hurricane Dorian: Reports from the Field”
- June 10th at 10 AM EDT
- Session 2: “The Case for KBAs”
- June 17th at 2 PM EDT
- Session 3: “Fish for the Future”
- June 24th at 2 PM EDT
- Session 4: “Bahamian Reptiles: Land & Sea”
- July 1st at 11 AM EDT
- Session 5: “Bahamian Marine Megafauna”
- July 8th at 11 AM EDT
- Session 6: “2020 and Beyond: The Fishing Industry’s Future”
- July 15th at 2 PM EDT
- Session 7: “Finding the Balance: Ecotourism in The Bahamas”
- July 22nd at 11 AM EDT
- Session 8: “Food for the Future: Bahamian Invertebrates”
- July 29th at 11 AM EDT
- Session 9: “Get Involved: Community-based Conservation”
- August 5th at 11 AM EDT
- Session 10: “Conservation Status: International Species of Concern”
- August 12th at 11 AM EDT
- Session 11: “Into the Deep: Exploring the Depths of Bahamian Oceans”
- August 19th at 11 AM EDT
- Session 12: “Our Islands and Life on Land”
- August 26th at 11 AM EDT
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