Tracking the Health of Coral Reefs

Want to inspire your students about a future career in science? Transport them to a marine-research station, where they can learn what it’s like to be a scientist working in the field. These videos are recordings of Smithsonian Science How shows broadcasted from the Smithsonian’s Carrie Bow Cay Field Station, connecting students in real-time to scientists working from a remote, tropical island located off the coast of Belize.

In the videos, Smithsonian marine scientists introduce students to coral and coral reefs, and the ways they monitor coral reef ecosystems, their health, and how they respond to changes in the environment. They show students the tools that they use to conduct their underwater observations and research, including basic scuba gear. 

Organization: Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution is based in Washington, DC, United States, and is the largest group of museums and education and research centers in the world. It was founded in 1846 for the increase and diffusion of knowledge (Source).

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