Celebrating Culture

Description

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park programs aimed at preserving the island's rich cultural heritage and history include funding the Park’s archeological program, restoring and maintaining ruins, supporting the Folk Life Festival, and hosting cultural seminars and workshops.

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Folk Life Festival

Sponsoring the cultural celebration that is the Park's Annual Folklife Festival during Black History Month.

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Passing It On Documentary

Produced to celebrate 30 years of the Folk Life Festival, this fabulous mini documentary features island makers, artisans, and storytellers.

Growing Up In Cruz Bay

Here, St. John

An oral history about Virgin Islands National Park and St. John that serves to give voice to the heritage, culture and natural history as told by born St. Johnians and resident scientists.

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Archaeology Program

Supporting the Park in the preservation of the Caribbean’s human heritage and development from prehistory to the present, on land and underwater.

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Moko Jumbie Class

Supporting the next generation of moko jumbies.

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Artist-In-Residence

Encouraging and supporting young creatives to explore the park, the natural world, and the culture of this place.

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Community Matters Seminars

Conversations related to conservation, sustainable development, disaster capitalism, and environmental racism.

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Youth Programs

Connecting island youth to nature and the park through a range of programs including schools, summer camps, scholarships, intern opportunities, and more.

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Seminars & Hikes

Learn and explore the history and culture on the island through our seminar program.