Project Information

Learn how to report coral bleaching and other reef impacts online
Education, Environment Stewardship, Marine Sciences*
Science, Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Chemistry, Geography
Outside of School
08/30/2016
Project Ended
Marybelle Quinata
Eyes of the Reef Marianas - Class Training
Basic Information
Description
  • Eyes of the Reef Marianas (EOR Marianas)
    09/01/2016
    Marybelle Quinata
    09/15/2016
    3
    09/15/2016
    20
    14+
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    Through this service learning project, you'll learn more about coral reef threats, such as coral bleaching, coral disease, and other reef impacts that damage and affect the health of Guam's coral reefs.  At Class Training, you'll learn how to identify these types of impacts, assess impacts, and report them online to EORMarianas.org.  You'll get a chance to practice assessment skills with guidance from trainers, ask more questions to lead marine biologist about reef impacts the commutniy can report.  Community reports of coral bleaching and other impacts will help local reef managers track potentially widespread impacts and prioritize actions to protect Guam's coral reefs. 

    After training, you'll be able to report reef impacts online whenever you're at the beach swimming, snorkeling, fishing, paddling or doing anything in the water. 

    Career Pathway/Field

    Marine Conservation, Marine Science, Climate Change, Marine Science Education and Outreach, Public Relations and Mass Communications

    Objective

    • Learn how to identify potentially widespread coral reef impacts, such as coral bleaching and disease
    • Understand climate-change related factors that can cause widespread epidemics
    • Actively report coral reef impacts covered in training to EORMarianas.org

    Instructions

    1) Sign up for Field Session dates by filling out Training Registration form

    2) Bring your own snorkel gear OR contact program to reserve a snorkel gear for field session date you’re signed up for.  Bring an underwater camera if you have one – this will be useful for your reflection. 

    3) Attend Field Session – Bring your Liability Release form signed by your parent/legal guardian

    4) Complete your Reflection Piece (See Documents tab for Reflection Guidance Questions) & submit to Point of Contact (via email)

    5) Report coral bleaching and other reef impacts to eormarianas.org

     

    Warnings/Notices

    There is no in-water component for Class Training.  Students must provide their own transportation to training location. 

    Issue Area

    Coral Bleaching and Human-based reef impacts

    Agency Description

    Eyes of the Reef Marianas is a community-based online communications network that acts as an early warning system for coral reef impacts, such as coral bleaching. EOR Marianas is an initiative under the Guam Community Coral Reef Monitoring Program. These programs are supported by NOAA Fisheries Guam, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, and Guam's Bureau of Statistics and Plans.

    Point of Contact Informations

    Phone:  646-1905/04

    Email: eormarianas@gmail.com

    Visit EORMarianas.org to sign up for specific dates or for more information

     

    Comments about the Project Location

    Class Training location is the NOAA FIsheries - Guam Field Office.  It is located within the United Cargo Facility in Bay 17.  Map with general directions will be provided in Documents tab of this project post.