Monday, March 24, 2014

Winners of the Song and Art Contests

During the closing Ceremony of the 4th FSM Environmental Conference, the winners of the FSM PACC's Song and Art contest. The theme of both contests was the "Impacts of Climate Change in Kosrae" The winnwer of the song contest was Miss Trisstesa H. Abraham, a 7th grade student of Lelu Elementary School, the second prize went to the Lik Boys Choir from Lelu.

Miss Trisstesa H. Abraham performs the winning song during the Environmental Conference Closing Ceremony.

The winners of the art contest received their prizes the same activity. Four  winning entries were from Utwe Elementary School and one from Sansrik E. S.

The winners of the art contest, from left to right; Mellahlyn, Tamara, Martha, Latisha and Shana.

Friday, March 14, 2014

USGS Team Came to Kosrae to Prepare Landslides Hazards Study.

Kosrae received the visit of a team from the US Geological Survey to prepare a Landslides Hazard Map. The team was in charge of Mr. Edwin Harp. FSM PACC assisstant, Mr. Carlos Cianchini took them to the farm roads where the government plan to relocate the infrastructure and people as an adaptation strategy for the raising sea levels and flooding by storm surges. The USGS team met with the Governor's Cabinet Members to explain the scope of their study. They stayed on the island from February25 until March 4.

Dr. Harp examines the rock and soil at Malem fam roads. 

Dr. Harp explais the landslides hazard project to FSM PACC Director, Mr. Simpson Abraham and Disaster Coordination Officer, Mr. Nena William.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Climate Change presentation to Lelu's Elementary School.

On February 20, FSM PACC Project educator, Mr. Carlos Cianchini, gave a presentation on the importance of protected areas to be less vulnerable to the impacts of a changing climate. Mrs. Ruthey M. Luckymis, from KIRMA, also gave a presentation on impacts and adaptation to climate change. Six and seventh grade students from Lelu Elementary School attended the presentation. This the second visit to Lelu ES during this month to prepare the students for the art contest on Climate Change impacts.

Mr. Carlos Cianchini

Mrs. Ruthey M. Luckymis from KIRMA.

Art and Song Contest

The FSM PACC Project has open two contests for the people of Kosrae. An art contest for 6th and 7th grade students, and a song contest for the general public The theme for both contests is "Climate Change Impacts on Kosrae". We aanounced these contests by the local radio station and by the use of flyers distributed around the island. The date line for the art and song submissions was March 3.

A total of seven songs and 58 drawings were submitted. the winners will be presented during the FSM Environmental Summit to be held in Kosrae next week. Mrs Ruthey M. Luckymis from KIRMA, help us with the contest announcement and winners screening.
Example of one of the 6th graders drawing.