SEFCRI region teachers learn to identify reef fish at a special International Year of the Reef teacher training.

Photo: Christopher Boykin

SEFCRI region teachers learn to identify reef fish at a special International Year of the Reef teacher training.

The teachers from the special International Year of the Reef workshop onboard a snorkeling and glass bottom boat tour of reefs.

Photo: Ryan Westberry

The teachers from the special International Year of the Reef workshop onboard a snorkeling and glass bottom boat tour of reefs.

A yellow stingray that was seen on the snorkeling trip with teachers.

Photo: Ryan Westberry

A yellow stingray that was seen on the snorkeling trip with teachers.

This sea plume was one of many octocorals that the teachers observed on the snorkeling and glassbottom boat trip.

Photo: Ryan Westberry

This sea plume was one of many octocorals that the teachers observed on the snorkeling and glassbottom boat trip.

Seafan, smallmouth grunt and great starcoral from snorkel trip with teachers.

Photo: Ryan Westberry

Seafan, smallmouth grunt and great starcoral from snorkel trip with teachers.

  • SEFCRI region teachers learn to identify reef fish at a special International Year of the Reef teacher training.
  • The teachers from the special International Year of the Reef workshop onboard a snorkeling and glass bottom boat tour of reefs.
  • A yellow stingray that was seen on the snorkeling trip with teachers.
  • This sea plume was one of many octocorals that the teachers observed on the snorkeling and glassbottom boat trip.
  • Seafan, smallmouth grunt and great starcoral from snorkel trip with teachers.
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Interactive Games

Amazing Reef

Grade Level: 4-6

There are a thousand stories on the amazing reef, each more incredible than the last. Stories of life, friendship, hunger and survival. Which story will you tell?

In this movie-making interactive, you can make an animated film about life on a coral reef. Choose an exciting story, cast colorful characters, and animate the movie yourself. Then add music and titles to complete your movie. You can even keep it by downloading it to your own computer.

Go to: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/interactive_module.cfm?id=20

Build-a-Fish

Grade Level: 3-6

Build a Fish by choosing a body, mouth, and color/pattern, then release it into the reef! You can drive your fish around the reef in search of food and to evade predators. Can your fish find enough food without being eaten?

Go to: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/interactive_module.cfm?id=7

Conservation Investigation: Seahorses

Grade Level: 9-12

You are a reporter for an international newspaper assigned to investigate the sea horse situation. You can travel to the Philippines and see seahorses and their habitat, interview local people, scientists, fishermen, traders, medicine users, and do library research for documents and statistics. Then write a balanced editorial that takes a point of view, respectfully and accurately represents the opposing or alternative attitudes.

Go to: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/interactive_module.cfm?id=11

Memory Game

Grade Level: K-5

Click the GO! button and test your memory. Click on the images to find the matching pairs. Beginners, click on the 'Get Award button' when you win to print out an Award to show your family and friends. On the EXPERT version, match the name or phrase with the picture. Good Luck!

Go to: http://www.coralfilm.com/fun.html#match

Mysteries of Apo Island

Grade Level: 6-9

Some strange things are happening on Apo Island, in the Philippines. Investigate the clues and try to solve the mystery! Learn about shark biodiversity.

Go to: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/interactive_module.cfm?id=9

Squish the Fish

Grade Level: K-2

Help Squish the Fish travel out across the reef to find his lunch. He needs to find friends who will help him hide from his nemesis, BigTooth Blob. Learn about shape, color, and behavioral adaptations for survival.

Go to: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/interactive_module.cfm?id=8

Plisplás el Pez (Squish the Fish in Spanish)

Grade Level: K-2

Plisplás el Pez presenta formas en que los animales usan el camuflaje y los mecanismos de defensa corporales y de conducta para evitar ser devorados por sus depredadores. Ayuda a Plisplás a escapar de Don Dientón. Aprende cómo la forma, color o conducta de los animales les ayudan a sobrevivir.

Go to: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/interactive_module.cfm?id=15

Survival Shuffle

Grade Level: K-5

Survival around coral reefs is no easy matter. To survive, many of the plants and animals team up to increase their chances. Learn more about these survival techniques while you try to put the picture back together. Just like survival on the reef, this is no easy task!

Go to: http://www.coralfilm.com/fun.html#match

Test of Knowledge

Grade Level: K-5

Test your knowledge of coral reefs and coral reef survival. You can also use the 2 clues to help you, but remember, each clue subtracts 3 points from the total 10 points possible for each question. There is also an EXPERT edition with some really tough questions.

Go to: http://www.coralfilm.com/fun.html#match

Who Am I?

Grade Level: K-5

Take all that wonderful knowledge that you have learned about coral reefs, and put it to the test. Search the reef scenes to find the reef inhabitant that best answers the question. Make it to the end and print out an award to show your friends and family how much you know, and how much you want to save the reefs!

Go to: http://www.coralfilm.com/fun.html#match

If you have games that you would like to recommend, please share them with us at coral@dep.state.fl.us.