Kids’ Guide to Coral Reef Conservation

Photo Credit: Fabrice Dudenhofer / Ocean Image Bank

Calling all parents, teachers, and caregivers! Are you looking for a fun, hands-on activity to teach your child about the ocean? Look no further. We’ve put together a  “Kids’ Guide to Coral Reef Conservation,” designed to teach your little ones about some of the ocean’s most valuable and biodiverse ecosystems: coral reefs.

Despite covering just 0.1% of the earth’s surface, coral reefs contain the highest number of species of any ecosystems, other than rainforests. From vibrant schools of fish to our beloved sea turtles to sneaky reef sharks, so many species call coral reefs their home. Human populations also rely on coral reefs—they provide food, income, coastal protection, and other benefits to nearly a billion people.

Download Our Kids’ Guide to Coral Reefs

This free resource includes a simplified introduction to coral reefs, the threats they face, and ways kids can help protect them. It also contains coloring pages and a hands-on activity that you can implement at home.

Join Our Alliance of Kid Conservationists 

Aren’t convinced yet? Listen to a fellow kid conservationist! Like us, 8-year-old Maya is dedicated to saving the world’s coral reefs and she’d like other kids to join her in the fight. 

It’s predicted that if we don’t take action, 90% of the world’s coral reefs will be threatened by 2030. If we want to enjoy the beauty and endless benefits of our oceans and coral reef ecosystems, we need to take action today!

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