09 Dec 2016
- Marianas Variety
(Press Release) — On Friday, Dec. 2, a group of nearly 70 students and adults from Saipan Seventh-day Adventist School braved the rain to clean up the beaches of Saipan.
They were able to tackle Beach Rd. from Oleai Bar to the 13 Fishermen Memorial, Tank Beach, and Bird Island.
The project was originally thought up and presented by the SDA School Lego Robotics team as a basis for their research project.
This year’s challenge is to choose an animal that humans have had some manner of interaction with, and work to make that interaction better.
The team has chosen coral as the subject of their research and are working to remove trash from beaches as a step toward protecting the environment in which coral lives.
The team is also striving to introduce a new technology to the waters of Saipan that will help regrow damaged coral reefs.
Though the day ended a bit soggy, the students of Saipan SDA School were happy to contribute to a project that not only got them outside, but allowed them to make a positive difference in the community.