Educational Marine Biological Adventures with Reef Check – EMBARC – is our interactive marine education program that gives underserved middle and high school students a chance to become marine biologists for the day and experience the ocean environment first hand. During a 3-hour boat expedition, students gain awareness about the value of ocean resources, the threats to these resources, and the solutions they can be a part of. The curriculum for the EMBARC program was designed and developed using Next Generation Science Standards for middle and high school students.
Through this program, we hope to open the students’ eyes to the wonders of the ocean world, and our ultimate goal is to create a new generation of young ocean ambassadors, who will start making environmentally conscious changes in their own lives and inspire others in their schools and families to do the same. Presenting these students with ways in which they can reduce their carbon footprint, can help them to make a personal connection with the ocean and give them a greater desire to protect our marine environment and species for future generations to come.
Learn more about Reef Check’s EMBARC program and join us on an expedition.