It is exciting to announce that EPSCoR has embraced HOPE IS HERE! by placing a large order to share with local kids.

According to Assistant Director, Nicholas Drayton, “The Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) is a Territorial
program, whose aim is to build the Territory’s scientific capacity by improving our strengths in marine and environmental research, policy and decisionmaking, education and outreach, in order to more effectively address issues of vital importance to a healthy and sustainable future for the Virgin Islands.

We are impressed with the publication “Hope is Here!”. It is expertly crafted, and will contribute significantly to the accomplishment of some of our program’s
goals, especially with regard to the elementary school student sub-group. We have bought 500 copies for free distribution to students of elementary school age, as a motivator to stimulate their interest in science and the environment. This book will be distributed across the Territory at various local events throughout the year.”

Thanks EPSCoR for supporting my new book, and encouraging kids in the VI to get out and enjoy nature and become birdwatchers! I hope they all enjoy this
book that I like to call “science with a heart!