Help VIMAS restore our coastlines by planting red mangroves and monitoring their health over time.
Citizen Science is the collection of scientific data by both researchers and non-scientists. Through this collaborative effort, research tasks that would otherwise be too expensive, can be accomplished in a much quicker time frame and allows non-scientists to develop skills and a deeper understanding of scientific work. Essentially, Citizen Science can help to facilitate education and outreach goals as often partnerships are formed between researchers and teachers/students. With recent advances in technology, i.e. smart phones, Citizen Science has become more practicable and mobile and VIMAS' Environmental Learning Outside the Classroom takes advantage of this. Successful citizen science projects encompass one or more of the following:
Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service
Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas St. Croix
#2 John Brewers Bay RR #1, 10,000 Kingshill
St. Thomas, USVI 00802 St. Croix, USVI 00850-9781