‘(Almost) everything about coral reefs’ is a project that aims to offer coral-related content to the National Education System teachers who want to address their students in original, and catchy ways. It is the brainchild of Tara PACIFIC and Océanopolis and includes a clear, science-based textbook and 6 Youtube videos covering a range of coral-related topics, made by environmental influencer Léa Camilleri. The vision of this project is that by combining the textbook with Youtube videos which contain a little humour, it will be easier to engage young people in marine biodiversity.
The textbook was created as a way to accompany the Tara PACIFIC expedition after two and a half years of scientific missions (2016-2018) and to show the conservation work of Océanopolis. These two organisations are striving to engage young people in the fight to protect coral reefs. Tara PACIFIC is always on the lookout for innovative communication strategies as they embark on each scientific expedition, by using journalists and artists to diffuse scientific information as much as they can. Océanopolis is a French aquarium and a recognised centre of excellence for research which also focuses on innovative communication methods.
The educational resource package for teachers includes:
- The 6 Youtube videos which are available here,
- An educational guide developed by Tara Expéditions Foundation (attached),
- Educational support developed by Océanopolis with playful trails of animations and of reflexions (attached).