Mosquito Borne Disease
There are two mosquito transmitted diseases (virus), Dengue, and Chikungunya Fever, now in the Caribbean. Both viruses are transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes, which have black and white stripes markings. Please take a look at link information. More »
Invite a Virgin Islands National Park Ranger to your classroom! A Ranger can make a presentation to prepare students for a school field trip to the Park. Even if you're not planning a field trip, Rangers can speak to students about a variety of topics connected to the Park, such as the land and ocean plants & animals, archaeological evidence of the Taino people, the Danish sugar plantation era, and more. For a school Career Fair, Rangers can introduce students to careers within the National Park Service.
To arrange for a Ranger as a guest speaker, please contact us:
Did You Know?
The Machineel tree, found along the coast, produces crab apple-like fruit that is poisonous. While the fruit is deadly [as Columbus’ men reportedly found out in 1493 when visiting the island], even sap from the Machineel tree can cause an irritating skin rash. The tree is also called Death Apple.