"Welcome to the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service"

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St. Thomas Campus
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Coordinator: Howard Forbes Jr.  

   
Albert A. Sheen Campus (St. Croix)
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Coordinator: Marcia Taylor 


-ABOUT US-

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The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS), a part of the University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program, is located within the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies at the University of the Virgin Islands. VIMAS works with the Virgin Islands community to raise awareness about our natural resources and foster environmental stewardship. Our Focus Areas allign with those of the National Sea Grant College Program and are met through the use of education/outreach and research practices. 


-VIMAS FEATURES: SUMMER PROGRAMS -

The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service will be hosting a variety of marine science based summer programs, both on St. Thomas and on St. Croix. Our popular Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program which is open to students in grades 7-12 aims at increasing Virgin Islands youth interest and engagement in STEM and expose them to career pathways within the ocean sciences. For kids that are not yet eligible to participate in YOE, VIMAS has launched the Junior Ocean Explorers Summer Program for kids in grades 4-6; this much more condensed version of YOE allows youth to get their feet wet by introducing them to the basics of marine science and the values of environmental stewardship. Click on any of the images below to learn more about that program. 

*NOTICE: REGISTRATION FOR ALL VIMAS SUMMER PROGRAMS IS NOW CLOSED. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME. 

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YOUTH OCEAN EXPLORERS ST. THOMAS

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YOUTH OCEAN EXPLORERS ST. CROIX

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JUNIOR OCEAN EXPLORERS (ST. THOMAS)


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Office Phone: St. Thomas (340) 693-1672 / St. Croix (340) 692-4046
E-mail: St. Thomas (howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu) / St. Croix (mtaylor@uvi.edu)
Website: http://vimas.uvi.edu 
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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