An ambitious schedule of dozens of classes, tours, and workshops has been announced by the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park. If you’re interested in learning more about the island’s natural and cultural heritage, from experts, these are the tickets.
The offerings include classes on making batik, creating flowers from recycled glass, painting with pastels, tropical photography, and making pepper sauce. You can also sign up for a marine biology sailing trip, a building green house tour and a native plant hike.
- Local historian David Knight will host a tour of downtown Cruz Bay on January 6. He will describe its founding in 1766 and his own recent efforts to have the area recognized as a Historic District.
- Another class, on Feb. 25, will feature Eddie Bruce, a master drummer, in a night of ethnic percussion and a celebration of the full moon. He will demonstrate ritual techniques of both West African and Afro-Caribbean cultures.
The cost of the seminars run from $25 to $155. The Friends organize the educational seminars every year to increase awareness and enjoyment of the Park.