Live Video School Program for Grades 6-12
During this staff-led program, students will explore biodiversity on a coral reef using the same methods as Smithsonian scientists. Students will practice science skills of observing, classifying, and quantifying organisms living on coral reefs using real data collected by field scientists with Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS). They will use their observations to understand how biodiversity is related to ecosystem resilience, and how humans are impacting these vital ocean habitats.
- Registered programs, 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. ET from October 5, 2020, to February 26, 2021. DCPS teachers please contact us if classes need to be scheduled at alternate times.
- Registration is now open. Register for Digital School Programs
Upcoming Science How Live Webinars
Bring a Smithsonian scientist into your home and classroom with Smithsonian Science How, a series of live video webinars that connect Smithsonian 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.
- January 22, 2021, at 1 p.m. ET: Virtual Tour of the National Zoo’s Coral Lab with Thomas Wippenbeck