All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony in the ocean, one person to make a difference in the world, one idea to help us heal the earth. The ongoing conservation efforts to save and rebuild the world’s coral reefs — with hammer and glue, and grafts of newly grown coral — are the living legacy of environmental scientist Ken Nedimyer, founder of the Coral Restoration Foundation.
WATCH and LISTEN to The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs: the story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation by Kate Messner; illustrated by Matthew Forsythe.
At the end of the video, Kate Messner suggests finding out more about coral reefs. Check out the databases on our website you can use for research. Click here for a shortcut to our research databases. Once you go to that page, you can look up more information about coral reefs in Britannica School and Elementary Resources (formerly Kids InfoBits). There are even sources for Middle School students and older.
Got art supplies? Make a poster to show the grownups in your life of what you have learned about coral reefs and other marine life!
Go to the library’s new page about educational and entertainment resources and find live cams for aquariums to see marine life in action! Click here to get started. Can you find the link to the live cams at the Monterey Bay Aquariums and the Georgia Aquarium? What marine life can you watch?