by Caciques Ihna and Brendan Parents are gone! It was a rollercoaster of both events and emotions while there were here. I think the community made quite the impression on them between everyone’s research presentations, the jump off high rock, and personally, my extensive knowledge of Eleuthera that I shared during  one-day Down Island with my parents. Today, all of the students and some faculty went on a community beach day. By boat, we travelled to Schooner Cays. The collection of small islands that we could usually see out on the horizon actually had trees on them, which took me by surprise. After getting off the boat, we waded through the crystal clear waist deep water before the beach. It was a fun day filled with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, snorkeling, beach combing, reading, and reconnecting with everyone after Parents’ Weekend. We all were a little sunburned by the end!