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Summer 2020 Changes

Lots of exciting new things are happening at BIMI this summer! We are fully remodeling our building; awaiting the arrival of two new aquarium tanks; and making improvements to the area outdoors. We look forward to the time when we can share all of these improvements with Block island residents and visitors.

Due to recent setbacks and current precautions related to the Covid 19 virus, we haven’t determined an opening date. We are, however, working hard to prepare BIMI to meet all of the new requirements and ensure that social distancing guidelines are fully met.

We will continue to update you on our status and although how we operate may look very different, we look forward to seeing you again this summer!!

We are also planning ways to bring BIMI to those of you at home…..stay tuned!

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The island as classroom:
The College Crusade comes to Block Island

The College Crusade visits Block Island. Standing, from left, Block Island Maritime Institute Program Director Valerie Preler, College Crusade Teachers Harry Moore and Omar Valerio. Seated, from left, are students Ricardo Vicente, Kaheim Horacius, Kaishawn Goncalves, teacher Genesis Castaneda, students Matheo Perez, Leo Chan and Alan de la Cruz. Photos by Lars Trodson.

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BIMI greatly appreciates your support. Consider making a donation today. Your donation directly supports our mission, “to provide and foster educational programs and maritime activities including marine science and maritime heritage for residents and visitors on Block Island.”