The Full Story
We are immensely proud to announce the opening of our Learning Centre as of May 2023! This marks a major milestone in FRIENDS' recovery from Hurricane Dorian and the growth of the organization as a whole. The Learning Centre is a space for the Abaco community to come together to learn and be inspired towards positive action for the environment. The Centre features an expanded classroom, informational Exploratorium and various meeting spaces.
A New Look
Our Education Centre (est. 2007) was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in 2019. The silver lining to this tragedy is that FRIENDS was able to reimagine a space that could be purpose-built and take the growth of the organization into account. The Learning Centre houses our offices and programs, offices for partner NGOs, and space for an emergency response command centre in the event of another catastrophic storm.
A Window to Abaco's Environment
We are developing our lobby and Exploratorium as spaces that can introduce the story of FRIENDS and bring attention to the importance of our environment and the communities that it supports. We will be building out permanent exhibits over the next couple years, but currently have temporary exhibits available for viewing. Come on by for a tour! We are open Mon-Friday, 9am - 4pm.
Book a meeting space!
FRIENDS common spaces are available for rent by groups benefitting the community to include club meetings, workshops, retreats, classes, and interviews, at a maximum of 50 people. FRIENDS common space is not suitable for private parties or for-profit events.
Our spaces have access to WiFi, bathrooms, and a catering-ready kitchen. Projector and screen also available.
Conference room - includes 8 modular tables and 22 chairs. $100 half day, $150 full day.
Classroom - includes 6 modular tables and 40 chairs. $150 half day, $200 full day (wheelchair accessible)
Duncan Lewis Stewart Discovery Room - suitable for small meetings or break-out sessions. Seating for 10. Folding table and white board available.