St. Croix Environmental Association is once again offering our Coral Conservation Corps Summer Camp for students age 13-16. There are two sessions: July 11 – 22 and July 25- Aug 5.
Students enrolled in the Coral Conservation Corps program will increase their knowledge of St. Croix’s natural ecosystems, the plants and animals that depend upon those systems and of humankind’s role in shaping our past and determining our future. Goals of the program include increasing students’ desires and skills to be stewards of our environment and give students opportunities to share their knowledge about the environment with others.
Students will participate in hands-on activities, listen to lectures and discuss issues with guest speakers, create an advocacy project and participate in outdoor activities that enhance the lessons of the lab and classroom. Emphasized throughout the program is the health of St. Croix’s coral reef ecosystem and balance between the needs of an environment and its people. We hope to initiate a life-long process of learning, observation and stewardship for marine and coastal habitats.
A major aspect of the CCC is an advocacy project that campers will develop. The goal of this project is to give campers a means to tell others about what they have learned about coral reefs and how to protect them.
The program runs M-F, 9am – 3pm at the Little Princess Estate, home of The Nature Conservancy (near Five Corners). Thanks to a generous donation by The Buccaneer, the program is offered for only $50/session. If you are interested, please email Jen Valiulis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office (340) 773-1989.