Project Information

Environment Stewardship, Marine Sciences*
Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Math
Outside of School
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Marybelle Quinata
Basic Information
  • NOAA/ Guam Community Coral Reef Monitoring Program
    Marybelle Quinata
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Not Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    This service learning project will allow you to learn more about Guam's coral reefs and how you can help protect them. You'll learn how to collect data through coral reef monitoring surveys and snorkeling on Guam's reef flats. Classroom Training (2 hours) you'll learn about coral reef ecology, different human impacts to Guam's coral reefs, and do a dry monitoring exercise to practice survey methods learned. This session will give more background on our island's coral reefs and understand purpose of data you'll help collect. In-Water Training (2 hours): 2nd part of training is done at the beach. You'll work with a team to go through survey methods learned during Class Training. Masks, fins, snorkel, and life jackets are provided on site for students to borrow. All you need to bring are tabbies/ aquashoes/ other protective footwear (tennis shoes OK), sunblock, and water bottle. Short Water safety briefing by Dive Master must be attended prior to getting in the water. Monitoring Events (2 hours): Once you complete Class and In-Water Training, you can participate and help collect important data on Guam's coral reefs whenever one is scheduled.

    Career Pathway/Field

    Marine Science Education & Outreach on Guam's Coral Reefs.  Marine Conservation. 


    Understand the importance of the island’s coral reefs as a natural resource. Understand significance of community stewardship in natural resource management through science.


    1) Attend Training Session  or 2) Request to set one up at your school (min. of 6 participants) 3) Attend In-Water Training 4) Participate in at least one Monitoring Event after training


    PADI Liability Release Form and Media Release Form with parent/ guardian signature required (form given at Class Training).  Marine forecast and conditions monitored and considered day of event.  Alternative land activity will supplement in-water portion based on water conditions.  Special medical conditions of students need be to be clarified with program coordinator.

    Issue Area

    Protect Guam's Coral Reefs

    Agency Description

    Guam Community Coral Reef Monitoring Program (GCCRMP) engages residents to get involved with coral reef management. GCCRMP is funded through the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. Learn more at

    Point of Contact Informations

    Call 646-1905 or 777-4850 if you'd like to learn more about the program. You can visit program website at Like us and send us a message on Facebook ( Email if you have questions about this service learning project.

    Comments about the Project Location

    Students are responsible for transportation to and from event.