There are many ways in which the VCHT works with the people that come to the Trust or with the comunity. Here's some of the things that we do and that you can be a part of.
"Movimiento en Apoyo a Nuestros Tesoros Ambientales" Movement in Support of Our Environmental Treasures; that is what MANTA stands for, our reach-out program for kids aged 5 to 17. A hands-on educational and fun experience they will never forget. Main activities happen in the summer, but this is not just summer program; MANTA reaches all the Vieques schools throughout the school year.
Puerto Mosquito Bioluminescent Bay is considered the brightest and most pristine in the world. Its conservation is part of our mission. Since its founding the VCHT has been involved in scientific and technical work that supports its conservation and assists the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources: such as, erosion and sedimentation control, water quality monitoring and dinoflagellate counts.
The VCHT Scholarship Program has been assisting deserving Viequense students with their higher education expenses since 2005. Currently there are 15 scholarship holders, Since its creation the Program has benefited almost 60 students. They study such diverse subjects as microbiology, molecular sciences, music, aerospace engineering, civil engineering and journalism, among others.
Analysis, advice, education, advocacy about environmental and planning issues
Support to the community and government with environmental and other activities
Information about Vieques history, wildlife, art, culture and other subjects. Exhibits include a museum, art gallery, aquarium and the Biobay room.