San Juan Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program with Volunteers (WQMPV)
For the week of March 29 to April 1, the San Juan Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program with Volunteers (WQMPV) went to the field to visit 24 monitoring stations around the San Juan Bay estuary Watershed. A total of 13 volunteers joined the WQMPV coordinator and collected data of eight water quality parameters during the 4-day monitoring period.
Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers
We were part of the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in San Francisco, CA, presenting our Sanitary Discharge Identification and Elimination Project. Our Executive Director, Dr. Javier E. Laureano and the geographers Roberto Morales and Omar Perez were representing the SJBEP.
Fiddler Crab Workshop
On March 28th and 29th, our Educational Manager Javier Cardona, led three workshops about the fiddler crab and other species from the San Juan Bay estuarine area. At Juan Ponce de Leon Montessori School in Guaynabo, about 70 students enjoyed reading the story of Puerto Rican writer Zulma Ayes which served as a starting point for painting and do some movement exercises like fiddler crabs.
Climate change curricular lessons
Our AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer Helen Angell, facilitated brand new climate change curricular lessons for public school students at the Onofre Carvalleira School in Cataño and the Carlos Conde School in Carolina, on March 31st and April 1rst, respectively.
Puerto Rico Water Quality Monitoring Day
On March 31st our Outreach Manager Gladys Rivera, and our AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Nancy García, headed a workshop for the group of over 30 leaders who will be participating in Puerto Rico Water Quality Monitoring Day. We also provided monitoring materials, t-shirts and other important materials for the big day. The workshop was hosted at the Environmental Quality Board headquarters.