The Palau Aquarium recently hosted a group of young women from the Micronesian region who visited the facility to learn more about the Pacific nation’s ecosystem and ongoing conservation efforts.
Representatives from Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands were in Palau to attend the 2020 Teen Girls and Young Ladies Conference and Retreat in Koror.
The Guam Micronesia Mission Women’s Ministry Department and the SDA Church Women Ministry hosted the conference.
Palau Aquarium director Ilebrang Olkeriil, and all the Aquarium staff assisted the group during the visit.
Gina Anuntak from the Marshall Islands, said “It’s really amazing all the different things you have. I’m from the Marshall Islands, and for example, the trees that you have here, and how their roots work, and all the little fishes, are different from our islands. It’s super interesting that another island can have such different things.”
In addition to the Palau Aquarium visit, the group also assisted at local farms, and visited the local hospital, making a donation there.
Palau International Coral Reef Center, in a release, thanked the Guam Micronesia Mission Women’s Ministry Department and the participants in the conference for their visit.
The Palau International Coral Reef Center operates the aquarium. As Palau’s leading research and aquarium institution, its mission is to guide efforts that support coral reef stewardship through research and its applications to Palau, the Micronesian region, and the rest of the world.