[Coral-List] teachers guide

HGENTHE at aol.com HGENTHE at aol.com
Wed Sep 10 14:10:01 EDT 2003

Hello all
Thanks for the many responses to my request for Teacher's Guide info for 
'entertaining' and important information on human impacts on coral reefs which we 
can use as 'sidebar material' for our teacher's resource guide. The search 
continues. . .

I would like to provide teachers with tales to tell their students, very 
anecdotal type stories, which will entertain and capture the interest, as well as 
educating and informing kids about human impacts (and natural impacts for that 
matter) on coral reefs! 

I'd like to supplement the basic info which is widely available on many of 
your  websites, and give it some buzz, with stories which local people in coral 
reef countries, particlulary in the Pacific Region where story telling is 
tradition, can relate to and understand. 

Again, the subjects are the usual suspects: bleaching episodes; logging, 
deforestation and sedimentation; sewage and chemical runoff and eutrophication, 
and coral diseases; destructive fishing, particularly stories of dynamite and 
cyanide etc use; overfishing; as well as conservation success stories - ie good 
school action projects, working MPAs or conservation areas; and I'd 
particularly like to get a few good examples of traditional management (stuff that 
village kids in the outer islands, particularly, have heard or know from their 

Again, many thanks for your help. I look forward to hearing from you. And 
we'll of course credit you and your organization with a  byline with the 
sidebars! And will keep you posted through our web site with info on the roll out date 
and distribution of the Sustainable Reefs resources from Ocean Futures 
Henry Genthe
Ocean Futures Society 

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