Earth Day Exclusive: A Deep Dive into the World’s Coral Reefs

starfishDid you know there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050? Or that cameras are used to measure sharks and other large fish?

Grab your scuba gear and join us for a deep dive with experts from Ocean First Education to investigate these topics and more. We’ll be looking at biodiversity in coral reefs and exploring our ever-changing marine ecosystems.

During this expedition students will learn:

  • How shifting land masses impacted the number and types of organisms in these regions
  • Why releasing a pet lionfish into the ocean is now threatening the biodiversity in the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean
  • What scientists are studying with underwater robots
  • How you can take simple steps to preserve the oceans

How to participate:

  1. Access the grade-appropriate student activities to ignite student curiosity and engagement.
  2. View Expedition Earth Day: Take a Deep Dive Under the Sea on-demand at a time that is right for you and your students. (CDN subscribers)
  3. Tune in to Twitter @DiscoveryEd with the hashtag #EarthDay2016 and #CelebrateWithDE on April 22, 2016, from 1:00 – 1:30 PM ET for a live question and answer session with the experts.
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