Education Programs


VCHT Education programs touch every Vieques school child at least once a year.

  • Marine Life Exhibit
  • Barbara Bernache-Baker Bioluminescent Bay Room
  • MANTA (Movimiento en Apoyo a Nuestros Tesoros Ambientales—Movement in Support of our Environmental Treasures)
  • MANTA-Sábado: a new Saturday environmental education program for teenagers
  • Mantita (for ages 5-8)
  • MantaRaya (for ages 9-12)
  • MANTAstic Adventure (a program for visiting children)
  • Scholarship program for 15 Viequense students each year to attend higher education
  • Intern program for commercial students from Escuela Superior Germán Rieckehoff
  • Intern Program with Wellesley College
  • In school program and lectures on subjects such as bioluminescence, recycling, endemic species etc.
  • Recycling program and contest in the schools
  • Composting program in the schools
  • Science Fair
  • American Civics Program visits to Washington
  • Science on Wheels program
  • Earth Day
  • Global Warming Alert Day
  • Training for tour guides on bioluminescence and threats to the Bay
  • Playa Grande Tours
  • Lectures on Lion fish, petroglyphs, geology etc.
  • Replanting trees with the schools
  • Onsite tours and lectures for schools and colleges from Vieques and the main island of Puerto Rico
  • Onsite tours and lectures for college student groups from the US and other countries

And much, much more…


More than 5000 visitors view our Marine Life Exhibit each year