Monthly Lecture Series

The Park Service sponsors a monthly lecture series on the second Thursday (usually) of each month. Topics range from reports on current research in the Parks to community interests such as historic preservation and green building initiatives.


Meet the researcher: Manu Afshar

My name is Manu Afshar and I am a student in the University of the Virgin Islands’ Master’s of Marine and Environmental Science program. In 2016 I worked for the National Park Service on Buck Islands as an intern in the Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program. After...

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Meet the Intern: Jess Stuczynski

Jessica Stuczynski Hometown: Stow, OH Jess is currently a graduate student at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science where she studies marine conservation. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Organismal Biology/Psychology...

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Park Friends Presentation for October 2018

Meet the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs)— Helping to Care for Special Places and Connect People with their Parks Please join us Thursday October 11th, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse at Christiansted National Historic Site VIPs work...

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September Presentation and News from the Parks (Note new date)

The  Native Son–“Preserving VI History One Collectible at a Time” with Julio Encarnacion, III *** Please Note that Due to tropical storm Isaac we have moved our September presentation to the 20th *** On Thursday, September 20th at 5:30 in the UVI Great Hall Mr....

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August Presentation and News from the Parks

A Forest History of the US Virgin Islands This lecture profiles past and present deforestation and reforestation in the US Virgin Islands. The geography, ecology, and humans of the three islands will be discussed. St. Thomas and St. John form one ecological and...

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Slave Wrecks Project 2018 Update: Thursday Lecture for July

Please join us Thursday July 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the UVI Great Hall when members from the Slave Wrecks Project-St. Croix will present the current status and results of their multiple research efforts across St. Croix. Dr. Meredith Hardy (National Park Service) will...

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Dewey Hollister – Thursday Lecture 10 May 2018

St. Croix Natural Environment Set Against 2000 Years of Human History This Thursday, May 10th,  Dewey Hollister, Executive Director of the St. George Village Botanical Garden, will discuss the changes that have occurred on St. Croix as human settlement has progressed....

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Thursday Lectures are Back!

Park Recovery Update Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:30 – 6:30 pm New Location: UVI Great Hall (Click HERE for Map) Enter through doors opposite the Main Entrance.  Reserved parking spaces at East end of the lot. This first NPS Lecture, post-hurricane, will be a team...

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Upcoming Events

Nothing from December 15, 2018 to January 14, 2019.

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