RBDG Educational Projects
At the Reef Ball Group, 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 ecosystems. Many
of our volunteers are teachers and have sought out ways we could help young
folks learn about their oceans. If you are an educator, and would like
to start some sort of project, call or write us. We'll go out of our
way to help you get something going.
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 that the models can be placed in either before or after they have
been in the water for a while. The whole process of working with concrete
alone is worth the project. But learning more about what's underwater is
what it's all about. Create a new lesson plan, or use one that another
teacher has used--it's up to you.
Small Sized Reef Balls
Many programs are even building real reefs made from our smaller sized
modules like the Bay Ball, Lo-Pro Ball and Oyster Balls. They are easy
to make even when you have to mix the concrete in a wheelbarrel. 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!
Bay, Pallet or Reef Ball Training Manual (call, license required)
Bay Ball and larger sized Instruction Manuals have a secret URL, please contact
RBDG directly to obtain this address.
If we have volunteers in your area, they will gladly come and speak for
your classroom. If not, we have videos available that you can show
in the classroom.