Science Without Borders®

Science Without Borders®

Science Without Borders® is the overarching theme of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. It provides financial sponsorship of marine conservation programs and scientific research around the globe, and raises awareness of the need to preserve, protect and restore the world's oceans and aquatic resources.

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    The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) and the National Aquarium invite formal and informal educators to explore the underwater world of coral reefs by participating in Corals in the Classroom, a two-part professional development workshop. Participants will gain access to KSLOF’s Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum, hosted on a state-of-the-art online learning platform, containing free and innovative content including photos, videos, interactives, lesson plans, quizzes and more. Part 1 of this two-part workshop will focus on coral biology and the biotic and abiotic factors that affect coral reefs. Part 2 will focus on the current state of coral reefs and the threats they are facing. ... See MoreSee Less

    Posted 2 weeks ago  ·  

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    Over 600 entries flooded our office from 38 different countries for our 2018 Science Without Borders® Challenge. The artwork submitted was of a very high caliber, which made the judging process difficult. Without further ado, we are excited to announce the 1st place high school winner of the 2018 Science Without Borders® Challenge! For more information please go to: https://bit.ly/2H38srL

    “The Last Coral Reef”
    By Selena Yang, Age 16
    United States

    Artwork Description: “Coral reefs provide beauty and life. The girl personifies the last coral in a vast empty ocean. Coral reefs provide oxygen and habitats that are vital for fish and other animals to live. They are also the most biodiverse water ecosystem. This is demonstrated by the diverse life surrounds and flocks to her in hopes of finding a home and oxygen. Light illuminates on the last coral reef symbolizing the potential hope for revitalizing coral reefs. Life only exists around the coral reefs and the ocean not near her is void and desolate. There is a stark contrast between where there is coral and where there is not. Where there are coral reefs, there is life, beauty, and diversity. Where there is not, there is vast dark emptiness.”

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    Posted 3 weeks ago  ·  

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    Over 600 entries flooded our office from 38 different countries for our 2018 Science Without Borders® Challenge. The artwork submitted was of a very high caliber, which made the judging process difficult. Without further ado, we are excited to announce the 2nd place high school winner of the 2018 Science Without Borders® Challenge! For more information please go to: https://bit.ly/2H38srL

    “Fading Away”
    By Xinyue Du, Age 16
    United States

    Artwork Description: “Why do coral reefs matter? Coral reefs not only provide habitats for many marine organisms, but also support the economy of many coastal countries. They sustain fishing industries, tourism, and provide coastal protections. However, human activities, such as over-fishing, agriculture, and mining are causing them to bleach and/or die. In the drawing, an imaginary world establishes the connection between our society and coral reefs. At the bottom, a group of visitors represent the economical benefits brought by tourism. Groups of fish swimming around the coral represent the biodiversity brought by the coral reefs. The black and white section represents the damages caused by human activities. There are no fish, as factories and mining are in those areas. This is how important the coral reefs matter to both humans and nature. We should take actions to protect the coral reefs before it’s too late.”

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    Posted 3 weeks ago  ·  

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    Over 600 entries flooded our office from 38 different countries for our 2018 Science Without Borders® Challenge. The artwork submitted was of a very high caliber, which made the judging process difficult. Without further ado, we are excited to announce the 3rd place high school winner of the 2018 Science Without Borders® Challenge! For more information please go to: https://bit.ly/2H38srL

    “SOS”
    By Diana Vasileva, Age 16
    Russian Federation

    Artwork Description: “When I found out about the contest, I immediately started working on the drawing. Why? The answer is simple — it's unbearably painful for me to think that a miracle of nature like corals could disappear from the face of the earth. My drawing reflects all my thoughts on the topic "Why Coral Reefs Matter.”

    Outside the letters "SOS" is a beautiful world, clean air, corals that serve as the habitat for fish, and a variety of species of marine life that live in harmony with coral reefs.Everything that appears inside the “SOS," however, immediately dies. Because of toxic waste, everything dies not only in water but also on land. Unfortunately, what is in this zone is not an artist's fiction, but a tragic reality.

    Corals literally scream for help and I believe that we can still fix the problem. Together.”

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    Posted 3 weeks ago  ·  

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