Ardastra impacts U.S. teens through Broadreach
By: Broadreach HQ Middle School, High School Study Abroad, Parents, Vet Medicine
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — It was an unlikely classroom for middle and high school students from the US, but within the lush, tropical gardens of Ardastra – The Bahamas’ only zoo and conservation centre – American teens discovered whether their true life’s calling is to provide care for animals.
In Ardastra’s second year of collaboration with Broadreach, a unique program which combines global exploration with experiential learning opportunities, students gained exposure to the many sides of animal medicine and the different opportunities available to pursue their passion for birds, mammals, reptiles or marine mammals.
“When Broadreach first approached Ardastra in 2015 to discuss participating in an Introduction to Veterinary Medicine Program here in Nassau we knew this was a great opportunity to showcase some of the incredible veterinary and animal science talent here in The Bahamas and hopefully impact the career paths of students from around the globe,” said Ardastra’s animal curator, Bonnie Young.