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Coral Live & Teaching Materials

Tag icon Education
  • Coral Live 2018; students in the Golden Triangle, Encounter Edu
  • Dr. Mark Vermeij, Science Director Carmabi Research Station, and Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, talking coral reef ecology, Encounter
  • Jasper de Goeij and Jamie Buchanan Dunlop ED, talking about sponges, Encounter Edu
  • Videographer Ellie Mackay preparing on the Carmabi jetty, Encounter Edu
You want to get involved in teaching about our Oceans and Coral Reefs in particular, but you do not know where to start as you are lacking helpfully prepared materials? There is plenty of professional and lovingly compiled teaching material for you provided by our outreach partner Encounter Edu at free access!

This education program, supported by AXA Oceans Education, aims at engaging students aged 5-16 with professional, lively and interesting videos, images & slide shows, steam activities (experiments, games, and more), whole teaching units and single lessons about our oceans - you can take a look at the topic overview here and at the coral reef ecology in particular here.

The coral reef education material can be used as a stand-alone or companions to Encounter Edu's AXA XL Coral Live program, bringing the latest coral research to schools worldwide through their live broadcasts each year.

Take a look at this exemplary compilation of the many, wonderful Coral Live interviews with experts and scientists broadcasted from Carmabi Research Station on Curaçao in 2018 and 2019

Coral Evolution with Kelly Latijnhouwers (SECORE)

 

Coral Restoration with Dr. Valerie Chamberland (SECORE)



Sponge special with Dr. Jasper de Goeij (University of Amsterdam), including underwater live explorations


Corals in the deep with Dr. Pim Bongaerts (California Academy of Sciences)


Encounter Edu is an internationally operating education agency based in the UK, specializing in ocean literacy. Since 2012, it has delivered the Coral Oceans education programme with AXA Oceans Education, growing from an outreach activity for the XL Catlin Seaview Survey to become a standalone education initiative.

With 10 years of working across the world, they have reached over 9.8 million students in 96 countries. All materials are free to access and standard aligned to the UK and USA curricula for geography and science. So far, the material is available in English only, but more languages are coming soon!

As an addition, you can always enjoy SECORE's educational science comic for kids - Coral Heroes in Adventures on the Reefs of Towabonga!


Meet our supporters

SECORE's lead partners are:

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

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