School Program for Grades 6-12
During this museum educator-led program, students explore how Smithsonian scientists measure the biodiversity of coral reefs using nondestructive methods. They will model the same scientific processes used by our scientists by observing and analyzing images of plates with the actual organisms that live in the Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) to better understand human impact on coral reefs. Based upon their observations students develop, test, and refine explanations and potential recommendations for protecting and preserving coral reefs. In-person programs take place at the museum in Washington, D.C.
Online school programs are on hold for fall 2023. Please check back periodically for updates regarding the return of the programs in 2024.
Registration is now open for programs through June 2024.
Upcoming Science How Live Webinars
Bring Smithsonian and other scientists into your home and classroom with Smithsonian Science How, a series of live video webinars that connect science experts with students. These new webinars will connect your students with the core content of the Reefs Unleashed school programs and provide students with an opportunity to extend their learning in the content area.
There are no reef webinars scheduled at this time.