Youth Leaders Workshops
Reef Ecologic, together with the Coral Restoration Foundation, NOAA and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary hosted a youth leaders workshop, Reef Restoration and Its Relevance to the Next Generation, to discuss and share ideas on reef restoration and solutions to improve the health of the world’s reefs and oceans.
Reef Restoration and Its Relevance to the Next Generation
Invitation to participate in a Youth Leaders Workshop
December 11, 2018
At this important time we would like to share with you a wonderful opportunity for youth from Florida to be a part of an international coral reef restoration and interventions symposium in December, 2018. This is an opportunity to engage a select few of the next generation to discuss restoration options for the coral reefs and how they may become active participants in future restoration initiatives.
The symposium spans 5 days but we have earmarked day 2 (Tuesday, December 11) for students to participate. They will have an opportunity to hear from renowned international keynote speakers on issues affecting the reefs worldwide. They will hear from influential youth leaders and have a chance to express what is important to them regarding the future health of the reefs and the role restoration may play.
Location: Ocean Reef Club. Students meet and board a shuttle at Coral Restoration Foundations educational center (5 Seagate Blvd, Key Largo, FL 33037, USA)
Date: Tuesday, 11 December, 2018
Time: 7.45am – 5.00pm
Age: High school students, grade 9 -12
Number of participants: up to 5 students and 1 chaperone per school, Maximum number of students: 50
Further information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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