This award-winning coral reef ecology curriculum has been developed in accordance with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Ocean Literacy Principles (OLP), and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It is aimed towards high school students, but can be adapted for other age groups.
Explore eleven custom designed units on topics that can be integrated into a variety of courses such as art, biology, chemistry, environmental and marine science, and physics, while adhering to course standards. We are continuing to develop the curriculum and will add new units (a total of 23) and lesson plans as they are completed. Future content includes the following topics:
Reef Formation Evolutionary History Biodiversity of Coral Reefs
Reef Organisms Reef Organism Behaviors Food Web Dynamics
Connectivity of Ecosystems Threats Benefits
The Foundation’s Research Resilience Management and Conservation
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