A window to a new ecosystem An adventure into the ocean and its coral reefs Study of reef structures, systems, animals, plants, and ecology A chance to glimpse some amazing animals and learn about areas of the world most will never have a opportunity to see up close What is “A Little Piece of the Ocean”?
In schools as an education outreach program for ages pre-K and upwards. As an “In School” field trip for classrooms As a demonstration for science classes Girl Scout or Boy Scout presentations Library programs Community and public events Where can this program be used?
Coral Reef and Conservation Presentation This program will introduce the coral reef environment. We will discuss the threats to the coral reefs and how we can help in our everyday lives. Topics include: What is a coral reef? Where are they found? Why are they found in that location? What lives within the coral reef? What is coral? What is symbiosis and zooxanthellae? How do these two ideas play out in coral and the reef? What are some different types of corals? Why coral reefs are important? What is threatening them? How can we help? We will have skeletons to view and touch along with our educational system of a living reef. Depending on the age levels, we may have crafts or booklets.
Custom Presentations These programs are designed for specific grade levels or science studies. The presentation can be tailored for the need of the classroom with only a quick relay of what topics need be studied. Topics could include: Predator/Prey Living/Non-living Animals and their environment (adaptation) Symbiosis Food Chain Learned Behaviors in animals Reproduction Producers and Reducers A new and different type of environment to observe We will have skeletons to view and touch along with our educational system of a living reef. Depending on the age levels, we may have crafts or booklets.
What does the program cost? Currently we are focusing our efforts into making the cost very minimal. Volunteers run our programs and our organization works through donations to make these programs available. Currently we have the following cost structure. Public School: No charge for the general or class specific presentations Class size cannot be more than 30 for each presentation Public Libraries: No charge and the program will be the general presentation and age specific crafts Class limits can be set by the library in cooperation with C.A.R.E. Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops: $1 per child or $50 for a large group (75 or less) The general presentation will be given unless requested otherwise. Other: * Cost on average is $1 person. However depending on type of activity and structure of presentation it could be as much as $2 per person