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Agricultural Enrichment Summer Camp - Closing Program

The community is invited to the Agricultural Enrichment Summer Camp Closing Ceremony. The ceremony takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 7, in the 1st floor conference room of the University of the Virgin Islands Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus.

August 07, 2015

05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

UVI ACC 142 on the St. Thomas Campus

Dr. Louis Petersen, 340-693-1080, lpeters@uvi.edu


The community is invited to the Agricultural Enrichment Summer Camp Closing Ceremony on Friday, August 7, in the 1st floor conference room of the University of the Virgin Islands Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus. During the ceremony, eighteen students will be recognized for completing training in the field of agricultural science. The ceremony will also showcase presentations by the students that reflect their summer experiences while working directly with a diversity of agriculture professionals, including crop and livestock producers, landscapers, agricultural instructors, inspectors, enforcement officers, etc. during the six week program which began on June 29, 2015. Partnering with the Department of Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the UVI Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) hosted the camp on the UVI St. Thomas campus. Students from various schools within the age group of 14 – 21 years of age were involved. In addition to working in the UVI-CES Demonstration Garden with Albion “Chico” George, the students enjoyed numerous field trips and engaged in a wide variety of learning and fun-filled activities to further stimulate their interest in agricultural areas. The six week program was designed to increase knowledge and create awareness of career and work opportunities in the field of agricultural science. The second objective of this initiative was to equip the participants with job preparation skills through classroom presentations, practical exercises and field activities.

Exploration of career topics in agriculture included:

  • Horticulture
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Livestock and poultry science
  • Landscaping 

Irrigation and water usage activities and field trips included:

  • Ivanna Eudora Kean High School aquaponic farm
  • two local landscaping & plant nurseries
  • tool safety & usage demonstrations
  • Introduction to 4-H & FFA Organizations
  • UVI Marine Science Center boat trips
  • US Customs and Border Protection canine inspection demonstration
  • plant propagation exercises
  • local farms
  • plant Identification exercises
  • seedling production
  • irrigation system assembly

What: Agricultural Enrichment Summer Camp Closing Ceremony
When: Friday, August 7, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Administration and Conference Center – UVI St. Thomas Campus
Contact: Cooperative Extension Service at (340) 693-1080 or Dr. Louis E. Petersen, Jr.at lpeters@uvi.edu 

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