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Workshop for aquarium professionals

As part of our training and outreach program, SECORE is organizing a coral breeding and restoration workshop at the Cape Eleuthera Institute on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas, September 16th- 27th, 2019. This workshop will be open to aquarium professionals interested in hands-on coral breeding and coral restoration experience.


Photo: Collection of coral spawn during a workshop in summer 2018 (Paul Selvaggio)


The workshop fee is $1,950 USD. All costs are covered during the workshop, including accommodation, food, diving, transportation, etcetera. Participants will arrange travel to and from Eleuthera on their own (in coordination with our workshop team). Space is very limited, please register early to save your spot!

In collaboration with the Perry Institute for Marine Science, the Cape Eleuthera Institute, The Nature Conservancy, and the Shedd Aquarium, SECORE carries out a multiyear coral restoration and research program in Eleuthera. This restoration workshop is an important part of this program; participants are directly involved in observing and recording the spawning of multiple coral species, collecting spawn in the field, and rearing larvae. The workshop incudes lecture sessions and hands-on demonstrations from regional experts on coral reproduction, breeding, ecology, and restoration. Participants will not only have the chance to witness the mass spawning of multiple coral species, they will also be directly involved in the outplanting of recruits as part of our restoration program.    

If you are interested in joining the Eleuthera workshop or have any questions, please contact Aric Bickel at a.bickel(at)

Our activities and workshops at other project locations will be focusing on restoration practitioners and will only involve volunteers from our Platinum, Gold, and Silver level partners. For more information on how to become a partner, click here.



photo: Listen, observe, do it yourself – hands-on activities are an elementary part of SECORE's coral breeding and restoration workshops. (Paul Selvaggio) 


Cover photo: Paul Selvaggio

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
California Academy of Science
The Nature Conservancy

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