Coral Reef Workshop
In partnership with the American Samoa Department of Education’s Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability and Dr. Laura Murray of the University of Maryland, Park Rangers of the Office of Interpretation and Education organized a session as part of a week long workshop about coral reefs. This workshop was catered towards science teachers from primary and secondary schools with the hopes that they will be inspired to focus on the topic in the upcoming school year.
Ranger Sam provided a brief talk about the importance of corals and issues affecting the oceans such as ocean acidification and coral bleaching. Activities like testing the pH of different liquids, placing coral pieces in vinegar, and playing a board game in which participants earned energy stars for being “green” were administered by Rangers Pai and Eymard along with Dr. Murray.