Young Mind Interactive has been retained to develop an educational APP for Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park. The APP project is spearheaded by Development Director Tonia Lovejoy with the goal of offering visitors to the park a “ranger in your pocket” to assist with identification of plants and animals and to provide historical information about the park.
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park (Friends) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the natural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park (Park) and promotes the responsible enjoyment of this unique national treasure.
As the official private sector partner to the Park, the Friends is a membership organization that raises funds from individuals, corporations and foundations to support projects important to the Park and to further our mission. Money raised by the Friends supports environmental education, natural resource protection, cultural preservation and scientific research. The Friends also acts as an advocate for our National Park, particularly on issues that threaten its precious natural or cultural resources.
Incorporated in 1988, the Friends is governed by a 13-member volunteer Board of Directors. Our full-time staff consists of a president, development director, program manager, and store manager. On a part time basis, we employ an office assistant and bookkeeper. Our offices are located just outside the Park in Cruz Bay on St. John, US Virgin Islands.re located just outside the Park in Cruz Bay on St. John, US Virgin Islands.