Outreach, Education & Diversity

Participants at a marine debris workshop get a close up look at microplastics.

Participants at a marine debris workshop get a close up look at microplastics.

The goal of VI-EPSCoR’s Outreach, Education, and Diversity (OED) program is to see a U.S. Virgin Islands community that is demonstrably more science literate and engaged in issues that are scientific and environmental in nature. Our outreach and education strategies are carefully designed to embrace the rich diversity that makes up the Virgin Islands community. In order to make STEM accessible to all, we are working collaboratively with the various groups and sub- groups represented within the territory, and provide an inclusive environment for STEM information sharing and learning for K-12+ students and non-students alike.


In Year 3 of the Mare Nostrum Caribbean grant many ambitious Science Café events took place in the territory. A summary of those events can be found at the link below.

"Turtle Tagging" Science Saturday was one of our most popular events.

"Turtle Tagging" Science Saturday was one of our most popular events.