Park Friends announce 2011 Seminar Series

Affinity_partners One of the great things about St. John in the winter season is the opportunity to learn about the island's history, archeology, wildlife and the talents of its people.  This happens when you attend a seminar or workshop produced by the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park.

This the 10th year the Friends have put together their program.  It changes as people's' tastes and interests change or expand.  This year, for you can learn how to identify a lionfish and how you can help eradicate the buggers.  Long time resident Gilbert Sprauve will explain the usages and history of Caribbean Creole languages, in case you can't always understand what they're saying across the bar at Mooie's.  You can also plan on an Eco Spa Day at Salt Pond where the healing properties of mud will make you feel like a million bucks.

Other workshops:

  • Native Plant and Bird Hike
  • Medicinal Herbs
  • Kayak Caneel Bay

There are almost 40 classes this year, beginning ion mid-December and lasting through Feb. 12.  Most classes are one-time offerings. Costs range from $25 to $75 with members of the Park Friends getting  a discount of about $10 off each ticket.

  • Download the complete Seminar Series schedule in PDF format here.

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