The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has created the Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum for middle and high school teachers and students, but it can be used as a teaching tool for anyone interested in learning about coral reefs. This free educational resource contains lesson plans for teachers as well as educational videos, interactive exercises, and games designed to educate students about coral reefs, marine science, and ocean conservation.
Teachers can download worksheets, get ideas for classroom activities, and track the progress of each of the students in their class. Students and life-long learners can test their coral reef knowledge with interactive quizzes. The purpose of these coral reef education materials is to engage and inspire students to learn about coral reefs and to become stewards of this vital ecosystem.
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation developed the curriculum to improve ocean literacy by incorporating marine science into everyday subjects. All of the lessons are aligned to educational standards including the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Ocean Literacy Principles.