Science Without Borders®

Science Without Borders®

Science Without Borders® guides all of our work as we pursue our mission to preserve, protect and restore the world's oceans and aquatic resources.

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    • Our Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum is a great resource for students and teachers. Filled with lesson plans, videos, and interactive learning exercises, our education portal engages and inspires students to learn about coral reefs and to become stewards of this vital ecosystem.

    • We are now accepting applications for the 2023 Science Without Borders® Challenge! This annual art contest encourages students to learn about important ocean science and conservation issues through art. This year's theme is "The Sixth Extinction." The competition is open to middle and high school students 11-19 years old, with prizes of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries.

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    The mangroves are growing! We are back in Jamaica, teaching students all about life in the mangrove forest as part of our Jamaican Awareness of Mangroves in Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) program. One of our first stops was at Happy Grove High School, where we could see how much their mangrove propagules have grown since our last visit. These are going to be big saplings when we return to plant them in the spring! ... See MoreSee Less
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    Napoleon wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) are one of the largest bony reef fish. They can grow to be over 7 feet long and weigh as much as 420 pounds! They have a rare immunity which allows them to eat certain toxic sea creatures including sea urchins, boxfish, sea hares, and crown-of-thorns starfish that would be deadly to most other fish on the reef. #FunFact: Adult Napoleon wrasse can change its sex! Most Napoleon wrasse on a reef are female, but when a dominant male on the reef dies, a larger female will turn into a male, helping to ensure the survival of the species. Despite this advantage, their future is in danger. Napoleon wrasse are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List. They are one of the many #EndangeredSpecies in the ocean that we hope to bring attention to with our annual student art contest, the #ScienceWithoutBorders Challenge. The Science Without Borders® Challenge is open to all middle and high school students 11-19 years old, who can submit their own artwork of an endangered marine species for their chance to win up to $500 in prizes. Make sure to apply by March 6 for your chance to win! Learn more & apply at: https://www.livingoceansfoundation.org/education/science-without-borders-challenge/ ... See MoreSee Less
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