Join Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop and the Catlin Seaview Survey live from Timor Leste in the Coral Triangle for an engaging experience that will allow your students to discover the importance of this unique ecosystem from the comfort of their classroom!
As part of the wider Coral Oceans Live! programme, [DE] Oceans has joined up with TES Connect so that schools can follow scientists and explorers on their journey as they dive into the secrets of the Coral Triangle.
What will be covered?
The Coral Oceans Live! lesson brings science and geography learning direct from the tropical coral reef to the classroom. Digital Explorer will work with you and your students to:
- Explore a new and important but unfamiliar habitat
- Study the coral polyp, its role in the food web and how it has adapted
- Examine the interdependence of this extraordinary coral ecosystem
When is it?
The lesson will be streamed live on the TES website on Wednesday, January 28th from 10:30am.
How does my class take part?
Simply visit the dedicated Coral Oceans Live! lesson page on TES Connect to find out more, download accompanying resources and submit questions. We look forward to seeing you in Timor Leste!
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Join Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop and the Catlin Seaview Survey live from 10:30am from the Coral Triangle for an engaging experience that will allow your students to discover the importance of this unique ecosystem from the comfort of their classroom!
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