UVI Bulletin Board for October II

University of the Virgin Islands

UVI School of Agriculture to Observe World Food Day On Sunday, Oct. 17, the University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture (SOA) Cooperative Extension Service will observe World Food Day from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event is open to the public. Join us in our second virtual experience of this event. The program will include a formal opening ceremony, workshops, demonstrations, entertainment and free vegetable seedlings. This year’s World Food Day theme, selected by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, is “Our actions are our future – Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.”

Each year, three agricultural products are highlighted, and this year’s selections are pepper, papaya and goat. The seedlings distribution will start at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m. on the grounds of the V.I. Department of Agriculture.

The World Food Day opening ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. followed by educational workshops on pepper, papaya and goat, until 6 p.m. via Zoom.

The Zoom ID is: 993 3904 8458.

Persons who attend the educational workshops will be eligible to receive additional seedlings. World Food Day, which is officially celebrated on Oct. 16 but observed worldwide during October, brings attention to the plight of the hungry and undernourished in the territory and the world.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI Website www.uvi.edu/

Coastweeks Cleanups Continues through October The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) is seeking volunteers to assist with upcoming Coastweeks cleanups through October on both St. Thomas and St. Croix at various beaches.

Interested volunteers should register for cleanups using this link: https://forms.gle/NMjEo6bkRMvKpsUU9

These cleanups help to remove trash found on coastlines and roadways that could negatively impact the valuable wildlife and ecosystems of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students are eligible to receive community service hours for attending these cleanups.

For more information, contact Howard Forbes Jr. at 693-1672 (STT), Marcia Taylor at 692-4046 (STX) or email howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu

2021 Free Virtual College Fairs The Virgin Islands community is invited to join the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Virtual College Fairs.

The 4-day fairs will take place on the following dates: Sunday, Oct. 3; Sunday, Oct. 24; Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 14.

Attendees will have the opportunity to get a detailed look into the degree and certificate programs offered by UVI as well as other universities, meet with the housing director and gain a clearer understanding of UVI’s admissions process.

To register, click the following link: https://virtualcollegefairs.org/conventions

For more information, call the Orville E. Kean (OEK) Campus – Admissions Office at 693-1097 or the Albert A. Sheen (AAS) Campus – Admissions Office at 692-4158.

The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) to resume Glass Collections The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) will be resuming the collection of glass beverage bottles however, this will be done by appointment only.

People can e-mail Howard Forbes Jr. at howard.forbes@uvi.edu to schedule a drop-off of glass beverage bottles. Bottles will be collected at the UVI’s MacLean Marine Science Center and not at the former West Bay Super Market’s parking lot.

For additional information, contact Howard Forbes, Jr. at 693-1672.