Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Congratulations to Friends of the Marianas Trench on the award of $250,720 from the Administration for Native Americans for Project HOPE. The Project, Health Oceans and People Empowerment, will set up an intergenerational exchange of ocean stewardship practices from Chamorro and Carolinian elders to PSS 6th grade students. Over the Project’s 36 months students will participate in ocean science club activities, increasing knowledge and awareness of how traditional culture respected the ocean and, hopefully, leading the students to careers in STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. Also, awarded $147,755 in funding was the CNMI Public School System. Congratulations, PSS and FOTM!