Virtual Seminars

The Friends Seminars aim to educate and inform on subjects related to the protection, conservation, and preservation of the natural and cultural resources in the Virgin Islands National Park.  You may register to attend via Zoom or watch recordings of past seminars on Friends' YouTube channel.

Earth Day 2022

Reef Smart Virtual Seminar

Recorded April 20, 2022

Our coral reefs face a number of challenges! Join us for a virtual seminar on the state of our coral reefs, why coral reefs matter, and what each of us can do to help save our coral reefs.
Bananaquit Gail Karlsson-

Birds of St John Virtual Seminar

Recorded January 12, 2021.

Learn about the resident and migratory birds of St. John as well as about Audubon's 121st Bird Count with VINP Ranger Laurel Brannick. 
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Community Matters Seminars

This seminar series intended to sponsor conversations related to conservation, sustainable development, disaster capitalism, and environmental racism is made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the HumanitiesCommunity Foundation of the Virgin Islands and WTJX/NPR.

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Ocean Week 2021 Seminars

Listen to one of our online seminars that have been recorded and learn more about our marine life and work being done to protect and conserve. 

Recorded Wednesday October 20

Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Recorded Thursday October 21

Initiatives that Support Seagrass Meadows and Coral Reefs in the USVI

Recorded Friday October 22

An Underwater Scavenger Hunt: Cryptic Fish of St. John


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Earth Day 2021 Student Seminars

Recorded April 22, 2021

These seminars aim to engage the environmental stewards of the future, our children! 

Let’s Talk Turtles!

Aluminum Can Recycling. How Does It Work?

Earth Day Story Time: One Lucky Duck 


Endangered Species Seminars

Recorded May 21, 2021 | Endangered Species Day

These 45 minute seminars aim to highlight some of the endangered species issues in Virgin Islands National Park beyond sea turtles, the most high profile of the endangered species on St. John. Please register using the links below.

Endangered Plant Species of Virgin Islands National Park with Eleanor Gibney.

Reef Responsible Initiative with Victoria Beasley and Danielle Olive from DPNR's division of fish and wildlife.

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St John Forever Legacy Planning Virtual Seminar

Recorded Jan 26, 2021

Explore leaving a legacy through the Friends with planned gifts, guided by expert financial planner Ralph Antolino, Jr., Principal at Antolino & Associates. Discussion includes an overview of the opportunities for trading tax dollars for philanthropy and ending up wealthier in the process. 

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Ocean Week Going Green Under The Sea Seminars

Recorded October 2020.

Adren Anderson & Willow Melamet, Friends VINP
The Positive Impact of Protected Waters Danielle Olive, Fisheries Biologist DPNR
Dr. Marilyn Brandt, UVI
Sunscreen Choices that Save Coral Reefs Harith Wickrema, Island Green Living