DOE’s Division of Cultural Education Schedules Virgin Islands History Month Activities

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education

The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education will host a series of activities in celebration of Virgin Islands History Month in March.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Step Into Heritage in Both Mind and Space.”

In addition to a calendar of virtual events, outlined below, students are invited to participate in the #VIBigTreeChallenge and the #VIHistoricalSpacesChallenge. They are reminded to find details of both challenges in their department-issued email account.

On March 11, local ecologist and scholar Olasse Davis gave a live presentation on the “Remarkable Trees” of the Virgin Islands – featuring a 300-year-old tree near Basin Triangle on St. Croix.

All virtual activities will be streamed live on the Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 15 Virtual at 10 a.m.

St. Croix Eastern Marine Park Virtual Presentation on Territorial Coral Reefs

Wednesday, March 16 Virtual at 10 a.m.

Screening of the Fireburn Documentary and Q&A segment with Angela Golden Bryan

Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m.

Kurt Marsh of St. Janco

Fortsberg Historical Space, St. John

Friday, March 18 at 1:30 p.m.

Frandelle Gerard – CHANT on St. Croix

(Monkey Don’t Climb Tree — Remarkable Trees)

Remarkable Trees Across the Street from the CHANT Building in Frederiksted

Tuesday, March 22 Virtual at 10 a.m.

Tour of the Eastern Marine Park Visitor Center

Tuesday, March 29

Hybrid — Educational Complex at 10 a.m.

Monica Marin of the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources – Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums: Virtual Presentation on the Impact of Virgin Islands artists locally and globally.

Wednesday, March 30 Virtual at 10 a.m.

Celebrating the Contributions of former Delegate to Congress Ron de Lugo