Community Events

Throughout the year, you can find the Education and Outreach team giving presentations and leading fun mini games to teach the importance of protecting and preserving our coastal resources. Invite us to your next event or look for us at the:

  • Flame Tree Arts Festival
  • Taste of the Marianas
  • Northern Marianas College Career Fair
  • NMC-CREES & 4H Marianas Camp Maga’lahi
  • International Coastal Clean-Up


Environmental Awareness Month

April is BECQ’s Environmental Awareness Month. We hold activities and events all month leading up to Earth Day, which is celebrated internationally on April 22nd. A team favorite is the Environmental Expo, an interactive station-based fair for 4th grade students held on both Saipan and Rota. We love to roll up our sleeves, teach students about our work with hands-on activities, and answer questions.



June is proclaimed CNMI Ocean Month and DCRM hosts various events throughout the month including a roadside waving, community cleanups, restoration activities, and Ocean Fairs on Saipan, Tinian and Rota. World Oceans Day is also celebrated within CNMI Oceans Month on June 8th.




Every year, the Coral Reef Initiative (CRI) hosts an Art Challenge where students from grades 4-12 are encouraged to create unique artwork showcasing the importance of our coral reefs. Thirteen (13) winners will be chosen to be featured in the annual CRI Tide Chart Calendar.

For a chance to be featured in the 2022 Tide Chart Calendar, download the entry form below and submit your completed application to the DCRM office in Middle Road, Gualo Rai. Contact Marlyn Naputi, CRI Communications Coordinator, for any questions or concerns about the Art Challenge at

2021 Art Challenge Entry Form