OECS Commission, Castries Saint Lucia 23/09/2014
School students in the Virgin Islands can expect an educational treat next week when the OECS Commission hosts its first ever climate change exhibition at the Central Administrative Complex in the Government Buildings – East Atrium, Road Town, Tortola.
The official ceremony and exhibition opening has been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on Monday September 29, 2014 at Breezeway – an open space on the grounds of the Central Administration Complex – and will be addressed by Dr the Honourable Kederick Pickering, Minister of Natural Resources and Labour, Virgin Islands.
Among other invited guests, some 30 students are also expected to attend the Opening, which will make them the first student group to view the exhibition on September 29.
Following this inaugural visit to be hosted by Minister Pickering, the exhibition will be opened to the public and will continue for a period of three days during which time students and the general public can see various display pieces, informational spreads, educational posters and banners on climate change related topics.
The exhibition gallery will be set in the ground lobby – East Atrium of the Central Administrative Complex and will include promotional material, assorted give-aways and branded merchandise which students and other visiting members of the public can benefit from.
Throughout the three days (September 29 – October 1, 2014), a special delegation from the OECS Commission will host all visitors and students to the exhibition, where visitors can expect to learn about the impacts of climate change that are already being felt in OECS islands for example on coastlines, on water resources and on the major industries of tourism and agriculture.
The exhibition will also provide information on coping strategies for climate change; and tips on how to minimize impacts on our lives, health, livelihoods and property.
The exhibition is being held on the occasion of the inaugural meeting of the OECS Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability, which is scheduled for October 1st also in Tortola, Virgin Islands.