Looking for ways to engage your students in marine science and conservation? REEF has many resources to involve students and educators in the Grouper Moon Project. Around winter full moons each year, our team joins forces in the Cayman Islands to study one of the last remaining and largest currently known spawning aggregations of the endangered Nassau Grouper. 

Students will learn the economic, ecologic, and cultural importance of Nassau Grouper as a top predator on Caribbean coral reefs through the Grouper Moon Project. There are also chances to explore technologies in marine science and collaborative efforts to create a sustainable fishery to benefit not only the community but also the local ecosystems.

Ways to Engage Your Students in the Grouper Moon Project

  • Tune in to a live-from-the-field webchat with scientists studying the Nassau Grouper aggregations in the Cayman Islands. Livestreams in 2024 will take place January 30-February 1, 10:30 am ET. They will stream directly to REEF's "We Speak Fish" YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/wespeakfish.

 Sessions will include:

Please check back later for 2025 livestream dates. 

1. Live stream 1: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Land-based. Gathering Groupers: Updates from the field by scientists from REEF, Scripps Oceanography, Oregon State U, and CIDOE for Primary Grades. 
2. Live stream 2: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Land-based. Scientific and Research Technology and Tools, Exploring diverse pathways to becoming a scientist for Secondary Grades.
3. Live stream 3: Thursday, February 1, 2024 Underwater Dive: Life on a Spawning Aggregation, Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman for all grades 


The above online learning resources and activities are FREE, thanks to the generous support of our members and donors through the Oceans for All Fund, a pooled scholarship fund committed to investing in a more equitable future for marine conservation.