‘Our Ocean Heritage’ special exhibit at Ritidian

Ritidian Beach (Photo by Laura Beauregard / USFWS)

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and their community partners invite the public to the Guam National Wildlife Refuge to visit a special exhibit entitled “Our Ocean Heritage” at the Ritidian Unit Nature Center between June 12 – July 18.

The exhibit “Our Ocean Heritage” celebrates World Oceans Month in June and collectively features the variety and evolution of relationships our community has with our island’s surrounding waters, such as fishing traditions, stories and legends, and even scientific discoveries. The ocean is an important part of Guam’s cultural identity and lifestyle. At the Refuge, we protect nearshore waters, beaches, and coral reefs.

The Nature Center and special exhibit will be open from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm during the Ritidian Unit’s operational hours. The Ritidian Unit is open Wednesday to Sunday between 7:30 am – 4:00 pm and closed on federal holidays. Every Saturday in June between 10 am – 1 pm, visitors will get to meet other organizations and/or agencies to see how they help protect our island’s ocean and coral reefs.

The “Our Ocean Heritage” exhibit is in collaboration with Guam Department of Agriculture’s Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources, Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans, Humanities Guåhan, NOAA Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center, Guampedia, Humåtak Community Foundation, and Ritidian volunteers.

(U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)