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Photo Focus: Annual Earth Day Fair Reminder to Protect Planet

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park held its annual Earth Day fair in Cruz Bay, St. John Monday.

Students from St. John and St. Thomas converged down in Cruz Bay for the annual Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Earth Day fair. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)

The day’s events included the annual Litter Stomp Parade, presentations by students from different schools, festive music and all things on theme with protecting the planet, especially the Virgin Islands.

Attendees were particularly thankful to Mother Nature for holding off on her torrential rain until the afternoon.

During the Earth Day fair on St. John, one of the many activities available to the community was face painting, pictured here at the St. John School of the Arts booth with Genesis Letang, 13, having her face painted by artist Sherita Flowers. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
A familiar face at the Friends of V.I. National Park Earth Day celebrations is Ital Anthony, who shares with visitors his knowledge about the many local medicinal herbs and plants around the Virgin Islands. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
Thatcher Hanson checks out one of the displays at the V.I. Epscor booth on Earth Day. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
There were many opportunities during Earth Day at the fair in Cruz Bay to have body art done, including face paint, henna tattoos and body pen. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
With a crowd of eager kids surrounding its table, the booth of the Grimes Lab at UVI gives the children a chance to learn mangrove restoration. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
GRROE US Virgin Islands Mangroves research team set up an opportunity for students at the Earth Day fair on St. John to plant their own propagule. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park board member Shikima Jones-Sprauve takes the stage after Tonia Lovejoy, executive director, to welcome everyone to the day’s events in Cruz Bay. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
The Audubon Society booth at the Earth Day celebrations in Cruz Bay was buzzing with activity as students came by to try their hand at coloring some of the local bird life in the Virgin Islands. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
Aksel Tarr of St. John takes a turn blowing into the conch shell on Earth Day in Cruz Bay. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
On display at the Earth Day celebration was a case demonstrating sea turtle eggs hatching, a common sight along Virgin Island beaches. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
Mason Yanak poses for a photo at one of the booths at the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park Earth Day fair in Cruz Bay. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
As part of a special project for Earth Day, fourth graders from the Lockhart School used recycled materials to make art and other interesting items, on display in Cruz Bay. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
Many of the students in attendance at the Earth Day fair in Cruz Bay donned special crowns that they made and decorated in honor of the occasion. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
Everyone at the Earth Day fair in Cruz Bay was excited to see the Virgin Islands Waste Management’s Litter Critter in attendance. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
A young student shows off his shark body art at the Earth Day fair in Cruz Bay. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
Students from the Lockhart School came over from St. Thomas to participate in the Earth Day fair on St. John. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
Anyone who stopped by the CORE booth at the Earth Day fair on St. John could take a turn learning how to kill a Lionfish, which is an invasive species in the Virgin Islands. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
The CORE booth also offered the chance to experience “treating” coral suffering from Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease, something the CORE team has done for over 12,000 corals in the last two years, resulting in 70-80 percent of the coral surviving since treatment. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
A highlight of the Earth Day events in Cruz Bay is always the litter stomp parade around downtown. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
Isla Prudhomme inspects an imitation crab shell at the EPCOR table in Cruz Bay during Earth Day. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
Island Green Living of St. John put together a special Earth Day Jeopardy game at their booth during Earth Day. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
Celia Kaousek brought her best octopus look to the Earth Day fair on St. John. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
Students from the St. John Christian Academy learn about water conservation on Earth Day. (Source photo by Nancy Borowick)
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