Donors continue to support conservation through art

During these uncertain times, several companies continue to donate to the Palau International Coral Reef Center’s (PICRC) Arts and Tides Calendar; a community-based program that was launched 19 years ago with the purpose of raising environmental awareness through student artwork. PICRC truly appreciates, and encourages, the contribution of all sponsors of the Calendar, especially those able to contribute at this time.

On May 19, 2020, Mr. Russ Masayos donated $1,500 on behalf of Western Caroline Trading Company (WCTC), one of the largest donors of the Arts & Tides Calendar since 2001. On the same date, the Center received a donation of $750 from Mrs. Sandra S. Pierantozzi, owner of Sun’s Flower Shop, who has been a continuous supporter since 2010. Likewise, PICRC’s sister Aquarium, Toba Aquarium, offered a donation of $1000 to sponsor the 2021 Arts & Tides Calendar. read more

PICRC announces the winners of the 2021 Arts and Tides Calendar

Despite the many challenges that COVID-19 has brought to our community, the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) was able to successfully organize the 2021 Arts and Tides Calendar contest.  Jomil Garcia from Palau High School was awarded Overall Winner. Besides receiving a cash prize of $100 and a free copy of the Calendar, Jomil’s drawing will be featured on the cover page of the “2021 Saving Our Oceans from Plastic Pollution” Arts and Tides Calendar. At the same time, her art will be displayed on two road signs: one across from Palau High School and the other in Airai, near Bem Ermii. read more

PICRC holds its first-ever online judging for the 2021 Arts and Tides Calendar

COVID-19 has brought about many challenges for businesses and individuals all over the world. After taking precautionary measures and closing its doors to the general public, the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) had to find creative ways to continue its outreach efforts. The Arts and Tides Calendar is a community-based program that started 19 years ago with the purpose of raising environmental awareness through student artwork. Given the significance and value that the program has within the community, PICRC decided to continue the planning of the 2021 “Saving Our Oceans from Plastic Pollution” Arts and Tides Calendar, by taking advantage of online tools and resources. read more

PICRC Employee graduates with Associates Degree in Business Accounting

On May 15, 2020, Ms. Jenna Mersai, Accounting Officer at Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC), graduated as a member of the Beta Omicron Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society from Palau Community College (PCC) with an Associate Degree in Business Accounting.

Ms. Mersai has been working at PICRC’s Administration Department for the past 6 years, after returning from the United States where she served in the army. She started working as a Sales Clerk, then Accounting Clerk and recently, she became PICRC’s Accounting Officer. Jenna enrolled at PCC 4 years ago where she deepened her understanding of basic accounting theories, concepts on human management, economics and financial management. Ms. Mersai’s new skills will help improve efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace. read more

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position: PNMS Surveillance and Enforcement Officer

Salary: $20,688-38,816 per annum depending on experience and qualifications plus generous fringe benefits

Closing Date: June 18, 2020

PICRC is seeking applicants for the position of PNMS Surveillance and Enforcement Officer for the Palau National Marine Sanctuary. This position will support the Ministry of Justice, Bureau of Maritime Security and Fish and Wildlife Protection in the enforcement of the Palau National Marine Sanctuary. read more