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UVI-VIMAS Agents to Bring Marine Education to Public/Private Schools

Educators seeking to enhance the marine and environmental knowledge offered to their students, can do so with the aid of the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS). VIMAS, which operates within the University of the Virgin Island’s Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES), offers assistance to teachers in the form of curricula both inside and outside of the classroom.

VIMAS agents can make scheduled visits to private or public school classrooms territory-wide and provide presentations to students in grades six through 12 on key target areas that align with a specific lesson/learning objectives.

“To help drive home concepts such as ‘What are invertebrates,’ VIMAS can organize field trips to UVI-CMES where students can interact with marine invertebrates such as sea urchins, brittle stars, and sea cucumbers,” said St. Thomas VIMAS Coordinator Howard Forbes, Jr. More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website - – and from this direct link.