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Guest Speakers

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:

Virgin Islands National Park
Division of Interpretation
1300 Cruz Bay Creek
St. John, U.S.V.I. 00830

776-6201, ext. 257



Did You Know?

Fruits from the Machineel tree that grows along the coastine on St. John.

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.