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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on September 14, 2013 at 4:22pm — No Comments

New ReefQuest Video!

ReefQuest member and friend Max Beck has created a new PSA on ReefQuest. We think he did a fabolous job. Thank you so much Max. Enjoy everyone!

 

 

Added by Maurizio Vecchione on March 9, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Dylan Vecchione to feature Kahekili Reef conservation at TEDxTeen talk

Dylan Vecchione will speak of the importance of citizen science and of taking action in the context of Kahekili Reef conservation efforts. 

The theme of the fourth annual TEDxTeen conference, “The Audacity of whY,” aims to focus the conversation

on Generation Y and their power to change the world.



As with TEDxTeen 2012, the conference will be webcast the conference live from New York City to provide access to viewers worldwide. Weʼre also encouraging ReefQuest…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on March 9, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Water Reuse Readiness Workshop - Save the date! Friday April 5th

(Repost from Wes Maui Watershed News) CORAL will hold a water reuse readiness workshop on Friday, April 5th, from 9 am to 2 pm. The workshop will start with a tour of the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility, in partnership with the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s Engineers Advisory Council. Steve Parabicoli, Maui County Wastewater Operations Program Superintendent, will conduct the tour and provide an update on the facility’s current and future plans for upgrades. After the tour…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on March 9, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Tracer Study on Kahekili, Maui

(Repost from Liz Foote, Coral.org West Maui Watershed News, March 2013)  Back in December, you may have seen some press (here, here, and here) on the results of a study conducted by the University of Hawaii to investigate the connection of treated wastewater effluent (disposed of through gravity-fed injection wells) to the water emerging as freshwater seeps amongst the nearshore reefs of North Ka’anapali.

You can find the study in its entirety - all 513 pages of it – at the EPA site.…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on March 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii is our next Virtual Reef!

We are very pleased to report that the students and teachers of the Academy of the Pacific, in Honolulu,  led by Science professor Mary Costello are getting ready to complete the first Virtual Reef on Oahu, none other that Hanauma Bay! This location is the site of Hawaii's oldest Marine Protected Area, created in the '60s. We are really excited to begin monitoring coral health using the Virtual Reef protocols and virtual survey techniques. To help the students complete the project…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on July 11, 2012 at 5:30pm — 17 Comments

What about Remote Control ROVs?

Some of ReefQuest's schools have taken up the project of working with Remotely Operated Vehicles to support imaging activities such as the Virtual Reef. We are not yet aware of any actual Virtual Reefs transects built that way, and we are currently working with those schools to understand their protocols and help them fine tune imaging. Now for a big piece of news: here at ReefQuest in California we have begun building our own ROV, based on an award winning design and kid developed by a high…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on July 11, 2012 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

Virtual Reef Timeline

 

We have added something new to ReefQuest. As we move on the 2nd year of monitoring coral reefs through our virtual reef and as we prepare to publish updates to the virtual reefs as well as new virtual reefs we are introducing the Virtual Reef Timeline, which allows you to see all virtual reefs over time. Try it out!  As we publish new yearly surveys visit the same spots and look for how the reef is…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on July 7, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Coral growth anomalies affect biological function

As printed in News of University of Hawai'i System -- January 16, 2012  by   --

Two easily…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on January 19, 2012 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Re-inventing science education: how one teen is motivating others to take up science and environmental activism

ReefQuest Creator Dylan Vecchione, 13, chosen as 2012 Three Dot Dash® Global Teen Leader by We Are Family Foundation® . He will receive year long professional mentoring designed to help expand his program for a better approach to environmental science education and activism in kids



Los Angeles, New York --…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on January 17, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

What is this thing called Ecology?

This module is designed to be used by both teachers/educators and students. Throughout the module certain sections are labeled "ADVANCED" and they are generally written for teachers or educators to gain greater depth of understanding the topics. Students in 10-12 grade can also use these sections to go in greater depth on the subject materials. Sections of this module are identified as…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on November 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Coral Watch Coral Bleaching Survey Activity Guide

Welcome Citizen Scientists!

Rising water temperatures as well as ocean acidification are a major contributor to  coral bleaching events. Get involved in our Coral Watch Activity to monitor and protect coral reefs using our …

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on November 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Carbon dioxide proves surprise source of hope for reefs at risk

SARAH ELKS From: The Australian November 10, 2011 12:00AM

 

CORAL reefs may be able to withstand climate change better than previously thought, with new research showing some reefs can protect themselves from dangerous ocean acidity by absorbing carbon dioxide.



CORAL reefs may be able to withstand climate change better than previously thought, with new research showing some reefs can protect themselves from…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on November 10, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments

How to use the ReefQuest Virtual Reef Activity Guide

Are you ready to take a virtual dive on the Virtual Reef?  The Virtual Reef is an innovative online tool that, for the first time ever, has imaged in high fidelity and in panoramic 3D, underwater sections of coral reefs around the world. Learn more about the Virtual Reef and how we came to build it. This Activity Guide will teach how to use and…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on October 1, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Aligned National Science Education Standards for the Ecology Study Guide

Science as Inquiry 

Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (K-4, 5-8, 9-12)

Understanding about scientific inquiry (K-4, 5-8, 9-12)



Science and Technology 

Abilities of technological design (K-4, 5-8, 9-12) 

Understanding about science and technology (K-4, 5-8, 9-12)

 

Physical Sciences 

Transfer of energy (5-8) 

Chemical reactions…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on November 16, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Aligned National Science Education Standards for the Live Coral Cover & Coral Types Survey Activity

Science as Inquiry 

Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (K-4, 5-8, 9-12)

Understanding about scientific inquiry (K-4, 5-8, 9-12)



Science and Technology 

Abilities of technological design (K-4, 5-8, 9-12) 

Understanding about science and technology (K-4, 5-8, 9-12)

 

Physical Sciences 

Chemical reactions (9-12)

Properties and changes of properties in…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on November 13, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Aligned National Science Education Standards for the Virtual Reef Activity

Science as Inquiry 

Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (K-4, 5-8, 9-12)

 

Science and Technology 

Abilities of technological design (K-4, 5-8, 9-12) 



Life Sciences 

Structure and function in living systems (5-8)

Populations and ecosystems (5-8) 

Diversity and adaptations of organisms (5-8) 

Biological evolution (9-12)

Behavior of organisms…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on November 13, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Aligned National Science Educational Standards for CoralWatch Activity

Science as Inquiry 

Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (K-4, 5-8, 9-12)

Understanding about scientific inquiry (K-4, 5-8, 9-12)



Science and Technology 

Abilities of technological design (K-4, 5-8,…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on November 8, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Aligned National Science Education Standards Science

Our overall curriculum and activities are aligned to the following National Science Education Standards. See individual modules for subset of standards by module. 

 

Science as Inquiry 

Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (K-4, 5-8, 9-12)

Understanding about scientific inquiry (K-4, 5-8, 9-12)



Science and Technology 

Abilities of technological design (K-4, 5-8, 9-12) 

Understanding…

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Added by Maurizio Vecchione on November 8, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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