For a second year, Encounter Edu introduced schools from 30 countries to the life and wonders of the coral reef. Working with the Bermuda Institute of Oceans Science, Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, Bermuda Zoological Society and local telecommunications company TNL, the Coral Live team connected over 10,000 students globally with the people striving to conserve this fascinating habitat.
This year, we successfully piloted the YouTube live interviews with guests from field research in Bermuda. Students also interacted with guest speakers from the Scientific Centre of Monaco and the University of Exeter, where they were inspired by one of the contributors to the famous BBC ‘Planet II’ TV series. The event featured 85 Skype and Hangouts Meet video lessons and 12 YouTube live interviews with guests alongside the supporting Coral Oceans resources and scenic multimedia.