Did you know that coral reefs started forming 240 million years ago? From parrotfish that cover themselves in a blanket of their own mucus to tiny pygmy seahorses, there are some bizarre sea creatures that live in coral reefs. In this class, students will explore some of the oddest and most amazing coral critters there are to see. Students will also discover corals that can burn and learn what fish make a healthy reef. Over half a billion people depend on reefs for food, income, and protection. Coral reefs are also a source of food and new medicines. Become an expert as we explore all the amazing plants and animals that make up the intricate ecological coral reef system.
- Minimum recommended age: 6
- Instructor: Ms Makayla Clement
- Tuesdays, 3-4 PM ET
- 5 classes
- November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7 (no class November 23)