Go under the sea to experience the lively metropolis of the coral reef! This exhibit will enrich the mind with the colors and variety of one of Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems. Learning objectives include:
- Biology of Corals – Coral animals have been around since before the dinosaurs. Learn all about this amazing creature and how they help sustain over one million species of plants and animals.
- Our dependence on the reef - Coral reefs prove their invaluable worth by providing everything from food and shelter to cancer-fighting medicines and more.
- Dangers to coral reefs - Coral reefs may be gone even before we can fully understand them. Learn about the many threats facing coral reefs, including how our fascination with reefs can be harmful.
- Conservation efforts - Efforts to help conserve coral reefs include large-scale initiatives and dedicated individual action. Pick a single action from the exhibit recommendations and have a collective effect in saving this natural wonder.