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Reefs Go Live – Free modules, open-access for everyone

Local News 27 Mar, 2020 Follow News

Reefs Go Live – Free modules, open-access for everyone

Beginning on 27th March at 9:30am, CCMI will be releasing a weekly live education session each Friday as part of our Reefs Go Live programme.

Starting with ‘How Do Scientists Grow Coral’, the module will include a 5-10-minute video and a 30-minute live question and answer session from CCMI’s Education Coordinator, Maisy Fuller, and Marine Operations Coordinator, Giacomo Santoro. Supporting educational resources and activities for students can also be found online at reefresearch.org for extra projects!

The first of three modules, ‘How do Scientists Grow Coral?’ will include footage of researchers diving on the reefs in Bloody Bay Marine Park, where students will ‘virtually’ visit Little Cayman’s coral nurseries. Students will be introduced to CCMI’s coral reef research programme and learn what it is like to be a scientist.

In the first module, students will get a brief history about why growing coral is much like gardening, what corals are, why corals are endangered, why it’s necessary to grow corals in nurseries, and learn some basic scientific restoration methods.

Over the next three weeks, students will also learn how they can get involved in science. Topics such as endangered species, predators, coral bleaching, and climate change will be included.

Programme information will be shared via our website page: https://reefresearch.org/what-we-do/education/reefs-go-live/

The direct link for the first lesson is: https://youtu.be/Fik505SnAPw

Reefs Go Live is CCMI’s innovative live-streaming education programme that connects students to the ocean via live broadcasts with our researchers and educators from under the ocean. All broadcasts can be found online at the our website along with a host of teaching and student activities.

For more information about CCMI’s education programmes, please contact education@reefresearch.org. For information about sponsorship of Reefs Go Live, or media enquiries, please contact Kholden@reefresearch.org.

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