Interested in conservation on Guam? Enjoy going to the beach? Then join us for Coral Reef Monitoring Training on Saturday, June 22 from 9am-12pm! This free training will be at the Tepungan Beach Park – or the beach park next to the Fish Eye Marine Park in Piti. This is a great way to learn more about Guam’s reefs, some of the challenges facing our reefs, and a fun way to learn how you can protect them! In the water, we’ll get to try out two types of snorkel-based surveys and identify different marine species that live in our waters.
Don’t have your own snorkel gear? We can provide snorkel gear for your to borrow, such as masks & snorkels, life jackets, and a limited number of tabbies/reef shoes. All participants must will out a liability release form. Participants under 18 must have their parent/guardian fill out form. Participants under 14 must be accompanied by their parent or other trusted adult.
Click hereto sign up and reserve your spot at this free training! We look forward to seeing you there! For more info, call 646-1905 or email email@example.com.
Join us for Science Sunday this weekend! Sunday, February 17 at 2pm at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center in Sumay. This month we feature Christine Fejeran, Cooperative Fire Program Manager, with Guam Dept. of Agriculture’s Forestry Division. Christine and her team want to hear from all of you – our island community! It’s all about Wildfire Preparedness and Community-driven Action. But wait, what does wildfire preparedness have to do with coral reefs? Wildfires that burn on our hills means that we have less trees and plants to absorb rainwater. And when it rains, a lot of that bare soil washes into our rivers and eventually out to our reefs.
Learn more about erosion impacts to Guam’s reefs and how our community can help here.
Guam Forestry and partners will discuss and share ideas with attendees to develop a strong and effective day of action for our various community groups from schools, civic groups, community centers, villages, to the greater island populace. The time for proactive change is now by taking responsibility for our risks and preventing catastrophic wildfires. Here’s your chance to ask questions.
We hope to see you there! Learn more about the Guam Forestry Team and their work to protect our island’s resources and our communities. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram (@guamforestry).
Have you seen the B(REEF)LY Ours exhibit at the Guam Museum?! It’s an amazing way to see the beauty of Guam’s coral reefs without getting wet. You also learn about different ways they are being harmed, such as sedimentation and coral bleaching. Scientific tools and other cool interactive objects are perfect for kids to interactive with the exhibit.
If you haven’t seen the exhibit yet, this weekend is the perfect time to check it out! Ha’anen Familia program will feature A Day at the Reef on Saturday, January 26 from 10am to 12pm at the Guam Museum. Free family fun with games, arts and crafts, a touch tank to see marine animals up close…and free admission to the B(reef)ly Ours exhibit. So whether it’s your first or fourth, make sure to stop to learn more about Guam’s coral reefs and ways you can get involved in protecting them for future generations.
It’s time for another great Science Sunday! Check it out this weekend on Nov. 18 at 2pm at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center. Dr. Sarah Lemer is this month’s guest speaker. Get a preview of this Science Sunday here. How does coral genetics research help with reef conservation? Watch this video to find out.
Guam has experienced mass coral bleaching over the past five years from high water temperatures. Though many corals died from these bleaching events, some corals survived. Dr. Sarah Lemer, an evolutionary biologist, seeks to find out which genes in these surviving corals make them resilient to bleaching. Dr. Lemer is a member of Guam’s EPSCoR research team at the University of Guam.
Science Sunday is free and open to the public. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. No pre-registration required.
October 21,2018 – 2pm
at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center
Have you heard about the Center for Island Sustainability (CIS)? Phillip Cruz, University of Guam’s (UOG) Sustainability Coordinator, will share their mission and how they work with our community to live more sustainably. From recycling to composting, Cruz and the CIS team work with students, local businesses, and many others to be better stewards of Guam’s natural environment.
This event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration needed. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 333-4050.
We hope you all made it through Typhoon Mangkhut safely and wish you a smooth recovery as we return back to normal. We are happy to announce that this month’s Science Sunday will go on as scheduled on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2pm at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center.
This month’s guest speaker is Vince Pangelinan. Vince is a young fisherman from the village of Yigo. Currently, he works with the NOAA Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center’s Biosampling Program to study life history of Guam reef and bottom fish. This Sunday, Vince will share his exciting experience from a recent scientific cruise to the Northern Marianas Islands while aboard the NOAA Oscar Sette Research Vessel. In addition, Vince represented Guam at two fishing competitions earlier this year in Hawaii and another in Yap for the 2018 Micro Games. Hear some stories from his fishing adventures this Sunday. We are excited to feature a variety of perspectives, knowledge, and relationships people have with our reefs, our ocean, and our environment. Science Sunday is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 333-4050.