The REEF Campus in Key Largo, Florida, remains closed to the public and all in-person programming is suspended until further notice, but that hasn’t slowed down our Ocean Explorers Programs. Over the last several months, our Education and Outreach team has remained focused on REEF's mission to engage and inspire the public. We recently made the difficult decision to suspend Ocean Explorers Summer Camp for 2020, but we are currently working to produce single day Explorers Programs for local families. More details on these programs will be posted on our website later this summer.
Although our in-person programs are temporarily on hold, staff and interns have engaged virtually with organizations and student groups across the country. By conducting education presentations online and offering virtual activities like Fish Jeopardy, we have been able to stay connected with our members while practicing social distancing. We have also updated existing Ocean Explorers programs and created new curriculum and activities. We look forward to continuing to engage the community in marine conservation through education and outreach, and we are excited for what the future holds for our Ocean Explorers Programs.