Kenyon Research Centre
“Involving students in science and connecting researchers with the Abaco community. A place to study and stay, but so much more!”
Our campus was impacted by Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. Thankfully, the Kenyon Centre escaped with minimal damage. We will be undertaking repairs in Summer 2020. Please Contact us for more information on reopening and reservations! We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Kenyon Centre is an 8 bedroom facility located in Marsh Harbour next to FRIENDS’ existing offices. The Kenyon Centre aims to facilitate research on Abaco by providing lower cost housing, storage, basic lab facilities and logistical assistance. Abaco is a natural center for research, with eleven established National Parks and protected areas, which provide for excellent sites for long term studies. With a variety of conservation and education programs, FRIENDS is also able to offer visiting researchers assistance with fulfilling local education and outreach portions of funding requirements.
The Kenyon Centre is also available for hosting high school and university programs, conducting field courses and opportunities to partner with scientists on long term research projects.
$45/person/night (less than 3 nights, shared room)
$30/person/night (3+ nights, shared room)
$120/night (private room, up to 4 people)
Or, book the whole centre for your group!*
$600/night for up to 20 people
$30/person/night for each additional person up to 28 people
*There is a 3 night minimum when booking out the whole centre.
Room fees include full use of the centre include lab and wifi. 50% deposit required (pay through our site, or contact us for more info).
NOTE REGARDING RESEARCH PERMITS: The Bahamas is currently revising protocols for application for and approval of research permits, as part of the process an 18 month moratorium on scientific sample export has been implemented. All permit applications are to be made to the BEST Commission, expecting a 4 week MINIMUM turn around time provided the application includes all required information. Applications for sample export will be considered, but only granted in special situations as approved by an ad-hoc committee. At the moment, a new permit is required for each research trip (will not be granted for an extended period covering multiple visits). FRIENDS is working to stay abreast of the process, so that we can help keep you informed. Please also note that if you intend to undertake research within a national park you also need to obtain a permit from The Bahamas National Trust (after receiving your BEST permit).
**The Frank Kenyon Centre for Research, Education, and Conservation was named for one of FRIENDS’ founders, Frank Kenyon. Hear a few words from Frank at our celebration of the naming of the new centre.