The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS), a Sea Grant extension program of the University of the Virgin Islands, is teaming up with middle and high school students to raise awareness about the territory's environment. Students and faculty from the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School (BCB) will unveil their latest effort, a colorful mural at the school's entrance, from 7:45 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
The creation and display of the mural project is part of VIMAS'
"The Reef is Closer than You Think" community campaign. The images
that help convey this message sprang from the imaginations of these
talented students and were brought to life with the support of BCB
Principal Carver Farrow and the guidance of art instructor Phoebe
Members of the media are cordially invited to take part in the public unveiling of the mural at the school's entrance in order to help the BCB students and VIMAS spread the word about how valuable a resource our coral reefs are and what we all can do to help preserve and protect them.
For more information about the Sea Grant Extension Program, please contact Christine Settar, coordinator of the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service at (340) 693-1392.