15th year for Guardians of the Reef program

Guardians of the Reef group photo courtesy of BSP.

The Bureau of Statistics and Plans, in partnership with the Guam Department of Education, are implementing the 15th year of the Guardians of the Reef Program.

Guardians of the Reef is a service-learning program that trains participating high school students to conduct presentations to third-grade students in the classroom setting about coral reefs, their importance to our island, the threats they face, and actions they can take to help preserve these valuable resources.

The Guardians of the Reef training will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 8 am to 2 pm at the Holiday Resort Guam. Approximately 100 students from Simon A. Sanchez, John F. Kennedy, George Washington, Southern, and Tiyan High School will be participating in the training.

The Guardians of the Reef are expected to begin visiting elementary schools in February to conduct presentations for third-grade students.

For more information regarding the program, contact Tyrone J. Taitano at the Bureau of Statistics and Plans at (671) 472-4201/2/3 or (671) 988-4612.