Michaelrose Ravalier of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas participated on a panel of highly respected national educators on Thursday to discuss ways that the public-school education system can adapt to the impacts of climate change. Ravalier was the St. Thomas/St. John 2019 Teacher of the Year.
Pamela New, Eco-Schools Coordinator said, “Ms. Ravalier and the other Eco-Schools teachers have been a pleasure to work with while participating in the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Program, (an Educational Grant funded by FEMA). Their perseverance and determination to encourage their students to become not only aware of how climate change will impact our islands, but also the necessity for our youth to become stakeholders in the discussion of how to address climate change has been remarkable to observe.”
While the DRRMP is coming to a close, Eco-Schools USVI continues to work towards building partnerships with public, parochial and private schools, inviting all campuses to become Eco-Schools. Contact Pamela New at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please see attached press release here.