Immerse yourself in an engaging and hands-on citizen science experience this summer by joining in one of our new REEF Ocean Explorers Education Programs. Led by our education staff, these programs feature multi-disciplinary activities and lessons in biology, ecology, conservation, and more.

Ocean Explorers Field Survey Trip - Guanacaste, Costa Rica: July 23-30, 2022

Created for individuals ages 18-25, this service learning and conservation trip includes snorkeling or scuba diving, nature walks through tropical rainforests and waterfalls, and a wildlife-watching boat trip. Participants will take part in citizen science activities like REEF fish surveys, and will also learn from local pottery artisans, go zip lining, and explore volcanic hot springs. Click here for more information or to register.

Citizen Science Workshop for Educators - Key Largo, FL: June 23-26, 2022

Designed for both formal and informal educators of all backgrounds, this professional development workshop will provide strategies for implementing marine science and conservation lessons in and out of the classroom. The program has a focus on citizen science and includes snorkeling, fish ID surveys, a mangrove kayak tour, and land-based education activities and discussions. Click here for more information or to register.

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