April 22 is Earth Day when people all around the world will celebrate Mother Earth. And, for the first time ever, communities will also come together for the March for Science, a global movement to bring awareness to the role science plays in all aspects of our lives. The theme for Earth Day 2017 is environmental and climate literacy, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be hosting events to stand in solidarity with the overall movement.
Here on St. Croix, the Earth Day March for Science – St. Croix will begin in Frederiksted at Ft. Frederik Park at 9am. Marchers are encouraged to walk with gloves as clean-up efforts will be made along the route (garbage bags will be provided). Back at the park, scientists will perform demonstrations and there will be a recycled kite flying contest.
We are so grateful for organizations, like St. Croix Environmental Association and University of the Virgin Islands, for taking the lead on protecting and conserving our beautiful island. Education is the first step in ensuring that our natural resources are here for many, many more generations to enjoy.
St. Thomas will also host Earth Day and March for Science festivities. Read The Virgin Islands Consortium article for more information.