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More that 40 students signed up for the “Aquatic Art Workshop” to be held on Saturdays March 14 and 28 at the Jorge Seda Crespo Junior High School near Rincon’s balneario from 9am to 3pm.
It will be a fun workshop where the end result will be an environmental book based on the art produced during the workshop. There will also be an art show of the paintings at the Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito de Rincón in May.
There are numerous volunteer opportunities for artists, photographers, schleppers, and more. Want to help? Contact: Annette Blasini 787.823.0964 / 787.233.6510 or email her at email@example.com
Don’t miss your chance to work with Rincon’s youth and help protect coral reefs for future generations.
Donate a few hours of your time to a worthwhile project as students from Rincon’s Jorge Seda Crespo middle school create original artwork depicting coral reef lessons and themes. These original works will be assembled into an artbook and presented live at a local art show.
The Aquatic Art Workshop is being organized by Surfrider activist Annette Blasini as part of our NOAA funded project – Coral Reef Protection through Marine Debris Removal at Reserva Marina Tres Palmas
When you volunteer you’ll leave a footprint in the educational experience of Rincón’s youth. It’s a gift the will last a lifetime.
iTunes isn’t just for music. You can now watch lectures and educational videos at iTunes U.
Dr. John Turner, an endocrinologist at the University of Toledo, has been studying the health of coral reef ecosystems, since 1997. “Reef Monitor,” excerpts from his lecture series to high school students interested in marine sciences, offers a fascinating look at the factors directly effecting coral reefs, threatening the reefs themselves and reducing the organisms that previously thrived in them.
Don’t mess with Elkhorn coral reefs! If you break, take or damage Elkhorn corals, like those found in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, you can spend six months in the pokey and have to pony up $25,000 in fines.
NOAA’s Fisheries Service has increased its protection of threatened elkhorn and staghorn corals in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands through a new rule to prohibit activities that result in death or harm to either species. The new regulations took effect on Nov. 21, 2008.
The rule prohibits the import, export, take, and all commercial activities involving elkhorn and staghorn corals, including:
* discharging any pollutant or contaminant that harms the species
* damaging the species’ habitat
* collection or any activities that result in the corals’ mortality or injury
* anchoring, grounding a vessel, or dragging any other gear on the species
The Tres Palmas Marine Reserve was established in 2004 to help protect to protect some of Puerto Rico’s healthiest elkhorn communities for future generations.