Explore the many parishes of beautiful Bermuda. This island has a long history of settlement and military infrastructure development due to its isolated northern location. Its shores have seen Portuguese, Spanish, British and West Indies merchants and soldiers, making it an ideal location to discuss socio-political events and military history. This archipelago is home to many endemic and rare plants and animals. Realizing this, its government may have been one of the first in history to implement legislation to protect its wildlife hundreds of years ago. It possesses phenomenal research facilities such as the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (formerly the Bermuda Biological Station for Research). On the leisure side, Bermuda's pink-coral beaches are world renowned. Its reefs are home to giant groupers, parrot fish, sea turtles, and pods of migrating whales (in the right season). Bermudian's sense of community and history is strong, and reflected by the whole country coming together once a year during Cup Match: a cricket competition that is filled with dance, food and celebration. Bermuda is a great place for an educational adventure. It's a country full of history, gorgeous scenery, great food and wonderful people.