Exploring the science of a coral reef and recreating a healthy ecosystem


The Smithsonian’sSecrets of the Sea邀请学生通过在线3D互动和其他教室就绪活动中探索珊瑚礁。Secrets of the Sea使气候变化对我们的海洋有意义,相关且可供学生使用。无论用户是有抱负的海洋生物学家,游戏爱好者还是寻求参与科学资源的教育者,他们都将能够通过视频,在线游戏和动手活动来探索珊瑚礁的充满活力的世界。学生将能够发现最微小的植物与最大的猎人之间的联系,并通过寻找生物并将其返回珊瑚礁来重现健康而多样的生态系统。

The experience features the work of Dr. Nancy Knowlton, former Sant Chair for Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and co-founder of the Earth Optimism movement. Dr. Knowlton’s approach to talking about climate change is to share stories of groups of people whose collective actions are making a positive change, instead of the “doom and gloom” that up to now hasn’t been working.

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Teachers tell us all the time about their struggles in teaching climate change; students feel it’s either too big of a problem for them to make a difference, or feels too far off into the future, or not relevant to where they live.Secrets of the Seamakes the science engaging, relevant, and approachable. With the help of Smithsonian experts in the field, they can learn about the threats reefs face and the cutting-edge technology that is being used to combat climate change. They’ll also hear stories of those that have made real, positive change, and acquire a list of resources for how they can help make positive changes as well.