Community Events

Throughout the year, you can find the Education and Outreach team giving presentations and leading fun mini games to teach the importance of protecting and preserving our coastal resources. Invite us to your next event or look for us at the:

  • Tinian Hot Pepper Festival
  • Flame Tree Arts Festival
  • Northern Marianas College Career Fair
  • NMC-CREES 4H Riptide Events
  • International Coastal Clean-Ups

 

Environmental Awareness Month

April is BECQ’s Environmental Awareness Month. We hold activities and events all month leading up to Earth Day, which is celebrated internationally on April 22nd. A team favorite is the Environmental Expo, an interactive station-based fair for 4th grade students held on both Saipan and Rota. We love to roll up our sleeves, teach students about our work with hands-on activities, and answer questions.

Ridge to Reef Summer Eco Camps

Runoff and sedimentation have been identified as major threats to coral reefs. The “Ridge to Reef” Eco Camp is an educational program which takes learners out into the field and help them understand the connection between land-based sources of pollution and coral reef health. During the week long Ridge to Reef experience, campers come to understand the connection between land-based sources of pollution and coral reef health. They visit watersheds, wetlands, and marine protected areas, and engage in hands-on activities and critical-thinking conversations with the camp leaders. Summer camps are held on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota, with support from the CNMI Coral Reef Initiative through funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.