[Coral-List] CEDAM Scholarship for an Educator to participate in Roatan Field Survey Trip

Alecia Adamson alecia.adamson at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 10:45:36 EDT 2011

Hello Coral-list,

Here is a press release announcing the Lloyd Bridges Scholarship which will
provide funding for one certified diver employed in the education field to
participate in the REEF Field Survey Trip to Roatan July 30th- August 6th
2011.  Application deadline is May 1st.

For Immediate Release:

REEF is pleased to announce that one space on the 2011 Roatan Field Survey
Trip will be held for a dive-certified educator to participate in underwater
fish surveys of various dive sites within the Roatan Marine Park.
Conservation, Education, Diving, Awareness, and Marine-research (CEDAM) is
sponsoring the Lloyd Brides Scholarship that will fund this unique

Both elementary and secondary level teachers and those employed by an
agency, aquarium, or non-profit organization whose primary position is
education are eligible for the scholarship.  Applicants must hold open-water
scuba certification or higher and are required to submit an essay as part of
the application.

In July of 2010, REEF conducted a number of fish surveys on dive sites
outside of the Roatan Marine Park. Survey data showed low species counts in
comparison to the one site surveyed within the park.  REEF and the Marine
Park then decided to bring REEF back in 2011 to survey dive sites protected
by the Marine Park.  The data collected could help the marine park obtain
future community and governmental support and funding.

The scholarship recipient will learn fish id, have the opportunity to become
an expert-level fish surveyor, and collect important fish species and
abundance data.  Additionally, the recipient is encouraged to share their
experiences with students to inspire their interest in marine science and

For more information or to apply for the Lloyd Bridges Scholarship, please
visit: www.cedam.org.  Application deadline is May 1, 2011.

*Alecia Adamson*

*Field Operations and Outreach Coordinator*

*Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)*

98300 Overseas Hwy

Key Largo, FL 33037

(305) 852-0030 (office)

(305) 852-0301 (fax)

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