Students from Smith College, USA have returned to the island for the 11th year of Coral Reef Ed-Ventures. In collaboration with Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the Reef Ed-Ventures program is an educational summer program that teaches children about reef ecology and conservation.

Today, during the day festivities of the annual San Pedro Lobsterfest, the college students held a sand castle building completion on the beach. Several groups of children participated, creating masterpieces ranging from mermaids, boats catching sharks and classic sand castle designs. Everyone team was a winner with the top team winning fabulous water toys as their prize.

For more information about Coral Reef Ed-Ventures please contact the Hol Chan Marine Reserve office in San Pedro.