Guides and Resources

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This section includes resources that can help teachers bring coral reef education into their classrooms and assist resource managers and communities to learn about coral, get involved in conservation efforts, and minimize their negative impacts on these precious resources.

Each resource is available as a pdf download in the table below. File size is listed for each downloadable file; links with no file size listed are not file downloads.

Name Summary Summary of Objectives
AWARE Kids Teachers Guide Contains learning objectives and support materials to develop scientific literacy in K-5 students. Includes national prescribed science standards, learning and extension activities (54 pages). Project AWARE
Citizen's Guide to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Learn about the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, its coral reefs and unique features, as well as its history and how it is managed. This 28-page guide is an excellent introduction to one of the world's largest marine protected areas (MPAs). NOAA
Coral Reefs & Sustainable Marine Recreation Over 300 pages detailing how ocean business can conduct their operations while minimizing their environmental impact. Coral Reef Alliance
Deep Sea Florida Reefs Teachers Guide This teachers' Guide presents the "hidden oasis" of the deep sea coral reefs off the Florida coast. A 12-page introduction to deep sea reefs and their unique ecology. National Coral Reef Institute and NOVA University
Getting Involved in Caring for Hawai`i's Coastal Resources A comprehensive community guidebook (220 pgs) to help develop, organize and guide action. It provides guidance for monitoring and outreach, and presents case studies. Department of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawai'i
Mooring Buoy Planning Guide A comprehensive guide about benefits of mooring buoy systems and how to plan their installation. Presents successful case studies. Project AWARE & PADI
NOAA Informational Exchange Archive Over 200 pages of educational programs, activities and resources available on many different websites. NOAA