Coral Live 2018

29 Oct 2018 - 9 Nov 2018

Covering less than one percent of the marine environment, coral reefs are home to a quarter of marine species and are important nursery habitats to edible fish. It is estimated, one billion people depend on the reefs for food. This vital ecosystem and resource are under serious threat from global warming, coastal development, pollution and over-fishing.

Between 29 October and 09 November, Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, educator and expedition leader, and Ellie Mackay, science communicator brought this topic to life to thousands of children around the world.

Working with scientists at the Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI) research station, Jamie hosted 29 interactive AXA Coral Live education broadcasts for teachers seeking to create real world connections for their students.

Five daily topics were offered: introduction to coral, coral ecosystems, corals and climate change, the deep reef and the coral adaptation. Over 150 teachers animated their lessons with investigations, interviews with experts, and Ask-Me-Anything sessions to over 15,000 students.

Key stats


Days
5
Speakers
16
Video lessons
29
Countries
28
Students
15.5k
Social reach
148k

Event Broadcasts


Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Kristen Marhaver
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 5:00pm UTC

Coral reproduction with Dr Kristen Marhaver

Your chance to ask Dr Kristen Marhaver about her work and life as a marine biologist working to protect and restore coral reefs. You can submit your students’ questions in advance or live.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Ask Me Anything 2 Nov
Fri, 2 Nov 2018, 6:30pm UTC

Coral Q&A with Jamie and Jasper

Want to know whether the team pack anything special from home? Students can ask Jamie and Jasper anything in this live Q&A session.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Streamlined Sharks
Thu, 8 Nov 2018, 4:30pm UTC

Streamlined sharks (PM)

This exciting activity asks students to investigate the relationship between shape and water resistance.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Interview Kelly Latijnhouwers
Thu, 8 Nov 2018, 6:00pm UTC

Coral evolution with Kelly Latijnhouwers

Your chance to ask Kelly Latijnhouwers about her work as a coral reef ecologist and research scientist. You can submit your students’ questions in advance or live.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Ask Me Anything 29 Oct
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 2:00pm UTC

Coral Q&A with Jamie and Ellie

Jamie and Ellie are ready to answer questions from young people all around the world.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Coral Food Mobile
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 3:30pm UTC

Coral food chain mobile (PM)

This activity introduces students to a range of living things and animals on the coral reef and examines how they are connected.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Interview Mark Vermeij
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 5:00pm UTC

Coral ecology with Dr Mark Vermeij

Your chance to ask Dr Mark Vermeij about his research into the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of marine organisms. You can submit you students’ questions in advance or live.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Ask Me Anything 2
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 6:30pm UTC

Coral Q&A with Ellie and Lucas

Ever wondered whether you can sleep underwater? Jamie and Lucas are ready to answer questions like these and more from students all over the world.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Rene Zande
Fri, 2 Nov 2018, 5:00pm UTC

Coral and CO2 with Dr Rene van der Zande

Your chance to ask Dr Rene van der Zande about his work which focuses on the earliest life stages of corals. You can submit you students’ questions in advance or live.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Interview Mark Vermeij
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 12:30pm UTC

Coral ecosystems with Dr Mark Vermeij

Your chance to ask Dr Mark Vermeij about his research into the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of marine organisms. You can submit you students’ questions in advance or live.

Incredible Edible Polyp 02
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 11:00am UTC

Incredible edible polyp

This activity is a fun way of learning about the basic anatomy of the coral polyp, the tiny animal that creates the reef. Join Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, as he hosts this interactive live session which yo...

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Coral Food Mobile
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 11:00am UTC

Coral food chain mobile (AM)

This activity introduces students to a range of living things and animals on the coral reef and examines how they are connected.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Going Deeper
Tue, 6 Nov 2018, 11:00am UTC

Going deeper (AM)

In the first part of this session Jamie demonstrates the relationship between pressure and depth with a simple activity called Under pressure. The second part of the session helps students investigate...

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Streamlined Sharks
Thu, 8 Nov 2018, 11:00am UTC

Streamlined sharks (AM)

This exciting activity asks students to investigate the relationship between shape and water resistance.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Interview Kristen Marhaver
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 12:30pm UTC

Coral restoration with Dr Kristen Marhaver

Your chance to ask Dr Kristen Marhaver about her work and life as a marine biologist working to protect and restore coral reefs. You can submit your students’ questions in advance or live.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Rene Zande
Fri, 2 Nov 2018, 12:30pm UTC

Coral and climate with Dr Rene van der Zande

Your chance to ask Dr Rene van der Zande about his work which focuses on the earliest life stages of corals. You can submit you students’ questions in advance or live.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Interview Pim Bongaerts
Tue, 6 Nov 2018, 12:30pm UTC

Deep coral with Dr Pim Bongaerts

Your chance to ask Dr Pim Bongaerts about his research which focuses on the molecular ecology of coral reefs, using genome sequencing methods to study adaptation and connectivity in coral populations....

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Interview Kelly Latijnhouwers
Thu, 8 Nov 2018, 12:30pm UTC

Adaptation on the reef with Kelly Latijnhouwers

Your chance to ask Kelly Latijnhouwers about her work as a coral reef ecologist and research scientist. You can submit your students’ questions in advance or live.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Ask Me Anything 29 Oct
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 6:30pm UTC

Coral Q&A with Ellie, Kevin and Rebecca

In this broadcast live from Curacao, Ellie speaks to researchers Kevin and Rebecca from the University of Alabama, about their obsession with sand, and the incredible world of tiny creatures (called '...

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Ask Me Anything 2
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 2:00pm UTC

Coral Q&A with Jamie and Cor

Ever wondered whether you can sleep underwater? Jamie and Cor Hameete from the CARMABI Education department are ready to answer questions like these and more from students all over the world.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Ask Me Anything 6 Nov
Tue, 6 Nov 2018, 2:00pm UTC

Coral Q&A sponge special with Jamie and Dr Jasper de Goeij (AM)

Ask Jamie and Jasper about their most thrilling underwater experiences live! The team will be joined by the sponge research group with an underwater demonstration.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Ask Me Anything 8 Nov
Thu, 8 Nov 2018, 2:00pm UTC

Coral Q&A with Jamie and Daisy

What is the most useful tool used while doing research underwater? Jamie and Daisy attempt to answer more questions than ever before!

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Dissolving Coral
Fri, 2 Nov 2018, 3:30pm UTC

Coral in a high CO2 world (PM)

This session illustrates how the increase in carbon dioxide in the ocean is lowering pH levels, thus impacting marine life. The first activity Ocean acidification in a cup shows how water becomes more...

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Ask Me Anything 8 Nov
Thu, 8 Nov 2018, 7:30pm UTC

Coral Q&A with Jamie and Iris

What is the most useful tool used while doing research underwater? Jamie and Iris attempt to answer more questions than ever before!

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Interview Pim Bongaerts
Tue, 6 Nov 2018, 6:00pm UTC

Twilight zone with Dr Pim Bongaerts

Your chance to ask Dr Pim Bongaerts about his research which focuses on the molecular ecology of coral reefs, using genome sequencing methods to study adaptation and connectivity in coral populations....

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Ask Me Anything 6 Nov
Tue, 6 Nov 2018, 7:30pm UTC

Coral Q&A sponge special with Jamie and Dr Jasper de Goeij (PM)

Ask Jamie and Jasper about their most thrilling underwater experiences live! The team will be joined by the sponge research group with an underwater demonstration.

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Going Deeper
Tue, 6 Nov 2018, 4:30pm UTC

Going deeper (PM)

In the first part of this session Jamie demonstrates the relationship between pressure and depth with a simple activity called Under pressure. The second part of the session helps students investigate...

Cl2018 Edu Youtube Live Ask Me Anything 2 Nov
Fri, 2 Nov 2018, 2:00pm UTC

Coral Q&A with Jamie and Mischa

Want to know whether the team pack anything special from home? Students can ask Mischa and Jamie anything in this live Q&A session.

Testimonials


Speakers


Dr Mark J.A. Vermeij
Scientific Director, CARMABI
Dr Kristen Marhaver
Marine Biologist, CARMABI
Dr Pim Bongaerts
McCosker Chair, California Academy of Sciences
Dr Jasper de Goeij
Marine Biologist, University of Amsterdam
Rene van der Zande
Research Scientist, University of Queensland
Kelly Latijnhouwers
MSc. Restoration technician at SECORE International
Cor Hameete
Head education, CARMABI
Dr Kevin Kocot
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama | Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, Alabama Museum of Natural History
Lucas Tichy
MSc Biology, Radboud University Nijmegen
Daisy Flores
MSc Tropical Aquatic Ecology, University of Bremen
Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop
Director, Encounter Edu
Eleanor Mackay
Science communicator & field producer
Iris Van Dijk
Msc Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management, Wageningen University

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