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UVI to offer Summer Marine Programs; Registration Deadline Set for June 30

The University of the Virgin Island’s Center for Marine and Environmental Studies VIMAS Program is facilitating a four-week marine science summer program for students in grades 7-12 starting on July 11, and ending August 5. This program will take place at the MacLean Marine Science Center on UVI’s St. Thomas Campus. Students will be exposed to swimming, fish identification, and science research. You can access the registration via http://vimas.uvi.edu. The cost of the entire program is $150, which includes catered lunches as well as some of the various field trips on St. Thomas and St. John. Registration ends on June 30. For more information you can contact Howard Forbes Jr., St. Thomas VIMAS coordinator at (340) 693-1672. 

Additionally, the Friends of the VI National Park will be facilitating three marine science summer camps which are free for locals aged between 7 to 17. The first camp starts on July 11, and you can register at http://www.islands.org/viers. These camps are facilitated over the course of a week and are conducted several times within the month of July. For more information, you can contact Aysa Simons at (340) 776-6721. There is a $30 registration fee, which is refundable upon completion of the camp.