Monday, May 23, 2016

Highlights for the week ending May 21st

Guardians of the Estuary from the Emiliano Figueroa Elementary School in Piñones
The school semester is ending, and we’ve been wrapping up our educational projects for the 2015-16 school year. Last May 16th, our AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers led a special closing event for the Guardians of the Estuary from the Emiliano Figueroa School, in the community of Piñones. The activity included folkloric dance performances by the students, the screening of a retrospective video put together by volunteer Zenaida Vázquez, and the reading of a short story written by volunteer and historian Laura Horta; which included a re-enactment of the battle between English invaders and Spanish soldiers that took place in the area in 1797. The Guardians of the Estuary have been an integral part of our AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers’ work in the community of Piñones towards environment-based economic growth.
Photo by AmeriCorps VISTA Joselín E. Ramírez

International Museum Day
Last Saturday, the University of Turabo celebrated the International Museum Day at their Museum and Humanistic Studies Center Dra. Josefina Camacho de la Nuez. We were present with our informative table, and a presentation on our Program and Visitor Center in Old San Juan, provided by the Assistant to the Executive Director, Dr. Ruth Garcia.

Green Flag for the Condado Lagoon
Here are the results for this week’s Condado Lagoon Estuarine Reserve’s Monitoring Project. On average the reserve meet the federal standard of 35CFU/100mL reporting a total of 8.18CFU/100mL. 
Here’s the interactive graph:

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