Project Information

Interactive snorkel tour to identify coral bleaching, coral disease, and other impacts that can be reported
Education, Environment Stewardship, Marine Sciences*
Science, Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Geography, Chamorro , Tourism
Outside of School
08/30/2016
Project Ended
Marybelle Quinata
Basic Information
Description
  • Eyes of the Reef Marianas (EOR Marianas)
    09/01/2016
    Marybelle Quinata
    09/10/2016
    1
    09/09/2016
    30
    14+
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Not Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    Go on a snorkel tour with EOR Marianas marine biologist to see coral bleaching first hand!  EOR snorkel guide will show different impacts that include coral bleaching, coral disease, examples of coral trampling and breakage and more.  Seeing impacts first hand will provide students with more experience to know what they should report to EOR Marianas online.  Students will be able to ask questions about in-water observations on coral reef conditions to a marine biologist. 

    Career Pathway/Field

    Marine Science, Coral Reef Conservation, Marine Science Education

    Objective

    • Learn how to identify coral bleaching and other reef impacts while snorkeling
    • Make online reports of future sighting of coral bleaching when at the beach

    Instructions

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

    Warnings/Notices

     All participants must sign a PADI liability release form.  Forms is available in Documents tab of this project post and will be available at field session site on the day of event.  If under 18, participants form must be signed by parent or legal guardian.  If under 14, participant must be accompanied by trusted adult and have form signed by parent/legal guardian.

    This is an in-water activity.  Students should bring their own mask, snorkel, and fins/ protective footwear; however, snorkel gear is available to borrow if reserved with POC.  Life jackets will be available on site for snorkelers.  Water safety briefing will be conducted prior to getting in the water - all students must be present for this in order to participate in activity. 

    Issue Area

    Coral Bleaching & other reef impacts

    Agency Description

    EOR Marianas is a community-based network

    Point of Contact Informations

    Phone: 646-1905

    Email:  eormarianas@gmail.com

    Website:  eormarianas.org

    Comments about the Project Location

    Saturday, September 3rd, 11:30am-12:30pm - Tepungan Beach Park, Piti.  All participants will meet near last shelter at beach park next to Fish Eye Observatory. 

    Saturday, September 10th, 1:30-2:30pm - next to Merizo Pier Park.  All participants will meet near basketball court in Merizo that's next to Merizo recreational center (white building) next to Merizo Pier Park.