Ever wondered what it's like to work with a non-profit foundation for a week? Local high school seniors Natasha and Louis were given the chance to find out just how much fun we have at CORE during their Senior Service Project! Huge thanks to Sts. Peter and Paul School for providing us with these awesome kids, and Aqua Action Dive Center for providing the use of their classroom!
During our senior service project week I worked with the CORE Foundation. Throughout the week I learned about web design and organization. We got to interact with dive professionals at different dive shops around the island, receiving feedback, positive and some negative from the lionfish project. This week at CORE I learned how to help and encourage others to help keep the ocean clean. -Natasha
Do you or your students want to volunteer with CORE? Just email us for more info!
The answer is simple, volunteer at our next cleanup or click above and DONATE NOW!
You what else is great about cleanups, the after parties! Huge thanks to Bolongo!
Check out the data on all the lionfish CORE divers removed from our waters during 2013!
Feel like there should be entries where there aren't? Maybe you're not submitting data! Visit THIS PAGE to submit your lionfish removals so we can get an even better view of what's going on!
Get Trained, Hunt Lionfish, Be AWESOME!
If you haven't officially become a certified responder please join us on Saturday, February 1st, 6PM at Aqua Action Dive Center in Secret Harbor for our first responder training of the new year! As a certified Responder you can take advantage of all the benefits of CORE such as free tank fills at participating dive shops, discounts on gear, and access to top secret forbidden dive sites! Responder applicants must be at least Open Water certified. Please email us with any questions and to RSVP!
Responders continue to get in the water and take care of the lionfish!
Great stomach contents shot by Snorkel STJ!
The CORE Foundation would like to send HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported us this year and helped to make it great! We are looking forward to 2014 and the success it will bring, all thanks to you!
Join us at the cleanup! Email to get a spot on the boat!
Have you joined in on any of the International Coastal Cleanup fun?! We're two weeks in and CORE is proud to have been represented at all cleanups! Join us next week at Water Bay and again on October 12th at Fortuna Bay for CORE's official cleanup! Check the home page or facebook for details!
Check out our Hefty dive! Thanks to our friends at The Frapper we were able to use this technique to remove two juvenile lionfish off the reef to use for educational purposes. Keep an ear to the ground to find out about future official CORE sponsored dives for our certified responders. They're great fun and you might end up in a video like this one!
Get Trained! Training Sessions for Caribbean Lionfish Response Program!
If you have been waiting for the next opportunity to become an official CORE Response Diver now is your chance! We will be holding two training sessions in September to accommodate everyone's schedules.
Monday, September 2nd - 6:30PM @ Hull Bay Hideaway
Thursday, September 5th - 6:30 @ Island Time Pizza
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The C.O.R.E. Foundation
6345 Smith Bay Rd. #B-07
St. Thomas, VI 00802
The C.O.R.E. Foundation
2860 Maybank Hwy #414
Johns Island, S.C. 29457-0414