Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Location: UVI Great Hall (Click Here For Map)

EDIT: Here is the video of Marcia’s presentation:

Global climate change will have dramatic impacts on the environment all over the world including the Virgin Islands. This talk will cover how climate change will directly affect the marine environment in the VI including fisheries, coral reefs, and the nearshore environment. In addition, the talk will cover the recent educational programs that the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies/VI Marine Advisory Service is involved with to teach students about climate change and how they can help reduce their carbon footprint.

Marcia Taylor, originally from CT, has been a resident of the VI for 39 years. She came to the VI as a diving instructor working at a dive shop in St. Thomas. Within a year started working for the then Department of Conservation and Cultural Affairs, now called the Department of Planning and Natural Resources on St. Croix. She worked there for 13 years in the Water Pollution Control program. After Hurricane Hugo destroyed her office at West Indies Laboratory, she started to work at the University of the Virgin Islands where she has been for 26 years. Marcia is an Outreach Specialist and part-time instructor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UConn in biology, a MA in education from UVI, and a MS in marine science from UMass.