In order to encourage the perpetuation of Chamorro culture, Senator Sabina Perez hosted a native species workshop which was followed by a planting event around the Guam Congress Building.
The presentation revolved around the work of Dr. Else Demeulenaere from the University of Guam’s Center for Island Sustainability, which highlighted the importance of integrating traditional ecological knowledge in resource conservation.
According to Senator Regine Biscoe Lee, the event was a great learning experience.
“We’ve been working over the past few years to really breathe new life into Hagatna, so this is just another opportunity for us to plant our roots here in the capital of our island. It’s just really exciting for me to share this with my kids. We had several kids come out and plant today, so that was exciting,” the senator said.