Coral Reefs and Conservation (Gr 6-12)

by  Aquarium of the Pacific

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Coral reefs are some of the most diverse habitats in the world, but they are also some of the most threatened. An incredible array of fish, sharks, and invertebrates can be found living in these underwater cities. Using live webcam footage of the Aquarium's tropical exhibits to take a closer look at the unique animals living in these habitats, students will be able to explore the biodiversity of coral reefs and the ways that animals rely on coral for survival. Students will also think critically about current threats, and possible solutions, while learning about conservation efforts happening around the world.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $150.00


45-50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Program Availability from June 21 - July 30 is Mondays and Fridays 8-9am and 10-12:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-12:30pm, and Wednesdays 8-9am and 11-12:30pm. Starting August 2nd through August 13 programs will only be available from 2-4pm weekdays, except on Tuesdays .from 3-4pm. Contact us if you are looking at other days and times. Thank you!

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Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach, CA
United States

The Aquarium of the Pacific is a non-profit organization located in Long Beach, CA. Our mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems by involving the community and the region in engaging, entertaining, educational and empowering exhibits and programs on the Pacific Ocean and the lives of its people.

James Stewart

Program Details


Learners will explore a coral reef and the diversity of organisms that rely on this habitat that is currently facing many threats and will learn about current conservation efforts. This program will include the following:
1. Define coral
2. Coral reef observation activity-observe webcams of coral reefs to explore relationship between this habitat and its inhabitants
3. Animal exploration: in depth look at fish and sharks and their connection to coral reef habitats
4. Discussion of threats to coral reefs
5. Case studies: current conservation efforts
6.Question and answer session


Learners will:
- use observation and questions to better understand the relationship that exists in a coral reef ecosystem
- analyze data sets to ask questions and make predictions about the effects of climate change on coral reefs
- learn about current scientific approaches to coral conservation and think critically about ways they can protect this ecosystem