1) During the Summer of 2000, Living Classrooms is offering exciting, new,
advanced academic study opportunities in marine biology and coral reef
ecology. Program components will include lab work, hands-on field work,
and classroom instruction along with the building and deploying of Reef
Balls. Learn how to enroll atycle of marine corals, invertebrates, and
other tropical species.
2) The (President Jimmy) Carter Center and Alumni newsletter came out
today with an interesting article about Reef Balls.
3) Don’t forget to log in TONIGHT to “join a live chat with Todd Barber,
chairman of the Reef Ball Foundation, about the health of the world's
coral reef systems and the threats posed by pollution and other issues.
Barber's organization has worked around the world to protect and
regenerate coral reefs. This chat is scheduled for today from 8 to 9 p.m.
4) The Reef Ball Foundation’s support for Earth Day includes a training
session on building Reef Balls by Todd Barber during the Earth Day trip to
Dominica. Participants in this trip will automatically qualify as being
trained for construction of Reef Ball for a Reefs Around The World or
Reefs Around The Nation Grant (see the Reef Ball Foundation’s website for
grant details). If your organization has applied for a Grant or is
thinking about getting one…this can be a cost effective way to get your
Reef Ball construction training while enjoying a fun trip lead by Tanya
Streeter (World Record Freediver).
5) There will be a meeting on February 28th at the Hotel Roanoke and
Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Avenue in Roanoke, Virginia regarding
the creation of a statewide educational program involving the construction
of Reef Balls for the state’s artificial reef program. This is only an
organizational meeting and project plans have not been formed. Parties
interested in attending may do so by contacting Reef Ball headquarters to
reserve a space.