In the Community

March 2018
The CRIOBE Welcomes Paopao College Students
contact | Cécile Berthe

In March, the CRIOBE welcomed students from Paopao College (middle school) for a morning of coral reef science and discovery. As part of a series of events planned by CRIOBE in 2018 to celebrate the IYOR, several of CRIOBE’s graduate students presented their research to the visiting and then invited them to participate in a variety of coral reef-related science activities. The Paopao students helped researchers measure the swimming capacity of larval clownfish in the CRIOBE wetlab, they played a game where they were asked to use their observation skills to identify different species of corals and lastly, they learned about who-eats who within the tropical marine food chain. We hope to host other classes from other local schools over the coming months to help inspire students to take an interest in science and in the natural world around them.