MVO Organises Montserrat Science Week
As part of the first-ever Montserrat Science Week, MVO held an Open Day on Thursday 19 January. MVO Open Day showcased MVO’s monitoring work with activities including:
- Tour of the Operations Room with interactive seismic activities
- Hands-on demonstrations of deformation monitoring, gas monitoring, and safety equipment
- Volcanic rocks and artefacts
Students from Brades, Lookout and St. Augustine’s Primary Schools, Lighthouse Community Academy, and Montserrat Secondary School came to MVO throughout the day to get hands on experience from the special demonstrations. Members of the general public came later in the afternoon for the event. Students were very enthusiastic and they particularly enjoyed the tour of the operations room, where they jumped up and down to simulate an earthquake and afterwards viewed their seismic signals.
Also as part of Montserrat Science Week, MVO staff hosted Children’s Fun Day. The event was well-attended and a great time was had by all. MVO concluded its involvement in Montserrat Science Week with the guided Geology Boat Trip from Little Bay to Plymouth, led by MVO Director Dr. Paul Cole.
Other Montserrat Science Week events included public presentations about Montserrat’s sea turtles, the Mountain Chicken Project, and the Montserrat Reef Project as well as a guided forest hike led by James “Scriber” Daley.