Bring marine conservation to life for your students
Led by marine life and citizen science experts at REEF, educators will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on citizen science programs through a 3-day field-based professional development workshop in the Florida Keys. The program will include snorkeling while completing fish identification and abundance surveys on the coral reef, kayaking through mangrove forests, and learning how to implement engaging and interactive marine science and conservation lessons with students both in and out of the classroom.
Workshop lessons and activities are designed for both formal and informal educators of all backgrounds. The program utilizes topics and service-learning components from REEF’s main programs: the Volunteer Fish Survey Project, the Invasive Species Program, and the Grouper Moon Project. Content from each of the programs will focus on marine biodiversity, citizen science, endangered and invasive species, sustainability and conservation, and marine science technology. Each lesson and activity can be adapted to be used in the field or in the classroom.
Program dates: June 23-26, 2022
Cost per person: $225
Please note that lodging, travel costs, and some meals are not included in the cost of the program. For more information on pricing and what is included in your fee, visit our Workshop Information & FAQ page.
Visit the Educator Workshop Schedule page for information on lessons, activities are more. Graduate credit of 1.5 units is available through University of California at San Diego. Complete the registration form to sign up for REEF’s Citizen Science Educator Workshop today! If you have any questions or concerns, please email explorers@REEF.org or call 305-852-0030.