At the Reef Ball Foundation, we believe in education.
After all, the reefs we build will be around for centuries and it is our children
that will gain the most from what we do today to save our ocean ecosystem. We feel
it is vital to teach children the importance of the ocean ecosystem to enable
them to protect their children's future too.
We have miniature molds that allow young folks to build their own miniature
Reef Balls. These can be placed in the water for observation and experimentation.
Many classrooms have aquariums where the models can be placed. This is an
excellent hands on project for kids of all ages. They actually take ownership in
the project and watch it evolve before their very eyes. The whole process of
working with concrete alone is worth the project. But learning about what's
underwater is what it's all about. Create a new lesson plan or use one from
another teacher- it's up to you.
Small Sized Reef Balls
Many programs are even building real reefs made from our smaller modules
like the Bay Ball, Lo-Pro Ball and Oyster Balls (The Boy Scouts of
America, Spanish River High School, The Walker School, 4-H,
Jacksonville High School, Mandarin High School, Martin County
They are easy to make even when you have to mix the concrete in a wheelbarrow.
We have contacts, just about everywhere, to hook you up with the governmental
artificial reef coordinators so that your kids will have a place to put the
Reef Balls when they are made. Our grant program will supply these molds for
free so don't just think about it, get involved.
If we have volunteers in your area, they will gladly come and speak to
your classroom. If not, we have videos available that you can show in the
If your business would like to sponsor a Reef Ball program locally or
globally we can set up an educationally sponsored program for your company.
It generates great publicity for your company and the publicity also raises
environmental awareness to the public and the kids. It's good for everybody.
Reef Ball's Educational Resources
Educational Programs Page
"Web Quest" for Classroom work
SAMPLE LESSON PLAN
Does your school, camp, or other marine educational center have
a Reef Ball program? We've got a program for your young people
to help the environment while learning about the sea.
Reef Ball Research
& Links to Researchers
We encourage research on all of our reefs. Get in touch with the
academic community that conducts artificial reef research
(Frequently Asked Questions)
of the World's Coral Reefs
for Comparing To Other Reef Materials
Reef Related WEBSITES (Links To Other Sites)
We have compiled a great list of artificial reef, coral, ecological,
conservation, scuba diving and fishing related links. Check 'em out!