2013 – A Big Year for the Society with The Launch of Endeavour II on November 25th, Our Traditional-lines, On-water Classroom
The Jost Van Dykes Preservation Society (JVDPS) is committed to protecting key elements of the island’s culture and environment for the future generations of all people, to see, to feel, and to understand.
What’s Happening with the Society in 2013?
- Launching Endeavour II, our custom-built tradition-inspired sailing vessel which will function as our floating classroom. Launched on November 25th there are more details at the Maritime Heritage page; and latest pictures on our facebook page.
- Continuing our committment to offering environmental education activities. JVDPS staffer and JVD native Lorraine completed the ITC Scuba Instructor certification with SeaTrek BVI this past summer. This will enable our diving programme to be self-sustaining;
- Continuing our work with the BVI National Parks Trust, with a major emphasis on the effective protection of Great Tobago Island. We look forward to our upcoming seabird tracking project with the University of Liverpool and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.