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The Ocean Conservation Trust is partnering with Encounter Edu and the CARMABI coral research station in the southern Caribbean to host the AXA Coral Live Lessons at the National Marine Aquarium from 9th to 19th November 2020.
The free online lessons will bring learning to life by connecting students and teachers with fresh ways to build ocean literacy, discuss coral science and interact with coral scientists. There will be 24 digital Live lessons designed for students aged from 7 to 18 and lessons will take place with the exciting backdrop of the National Marine Aquarium exhibits with some of the largest aquarium viewing platforms in the UK.
Each lesson will feature an array of presenters and speakers from around the globe including presenter Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop from Encounter Edu and Dr Kristen Marhaver from the Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity Foundation in Curaçao. Ocean Conservation Trust’s Schools Officer, Joe Farrow, will join lessons to showcase sharks at the National Marine Aquarium and highlight the importance of sharks within a balanced coral ecosystem.
The live lessons hope to inspire STEM careers and develop environmental stewardship. They are also a great way to deliver education for the UN Sustainable Development Goals particularly SDG 13 on climate change and SDG 14 on the ocean. There will be lessons in English, French and German, all organised by age group and topic, with lessons for younger students investigating core biology topics through exploring coral science. Older students will be able to deepen their knowledge of ecosystems and human impacts from a range of experts.
Tune in from 2pm on Monday 9th November.