Corals for Kiddies?

paul.sikkel paul.sikkel at
Thu Jan 30 16:45:54 EST 2003

Lorraine --

   Sea Camp in Florida, Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) in Southern
California, and the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS),
through Clean Islands International on St.John all run programs for kids.
do accommodate elementary school kids, but I don't know the specific range
ages. There is a marine biologist in your area who also has a young
He may be able to provide you with info. on programs in central Georgia. His
name is Dr. Jim Battey and he can be reached at jbattey at You might
contact the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, not far from the Georgia

  Paul Sikkel

  Dept. of Biology
  Murray State University
  Murray, KY

===== Original Message From coral-list admin <jch at> =====
>Greetings, coralleros (as Judy Lang likes to say),
>       I was thinking some of you might be able to help this lady's
>The answer would help me, too, because I don't often get a request
>through our CHAMP page for children this young.
>       Thanks!
>       Cheers,
>       Jim
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Lorraine Beato <ruinraine at>
>Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 7:43 PM
>Subject: CHAMP Comment Form Submission
>I have a 3rd grade daughter who would like to get involved with the
>coral reefs and marine biology.  Are there any kid friendly
>organizations which she can join or volunteer?  We live in Georgia, but
>do go to Florida quite often.  I would appreciate any suggestions you
>may have.
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