Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on Mar 28, 2019
In honor of World Water Day (March 22) and Earth Day (April 22), and recognizing the issues we have with plastic pollution in our oceans, Rotary Club of St. Thomas East is implementing the first annual “My Caribbean Sea” Poster, Poetry, Essay Competition, for students, K-12, in the St. Thomas/St. John School District, public and private schools. There will be six age categories, as follows:
Grades K-2: Poster.  Grades 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12:  Essay/Poem.  
The goal is to invite children to take ownership of and think about the water which surrounds their islands, and develop awareness about how they can help keep it clean and pollution-free.
We believe this competition model can be easily duplicated in other islands throughout our Rotary District 7020 and the rest of the Caribbean in coming years, with the benefit of widely-increased environmental responsibility throughout our region.
The competition was launched March 11, with a deadline for entries April 10, and awards on April 20.