[Coral-List] FISH AND PEOPLE - EDUCATIONAL FISHERY SCIENCE VIDEOS AND LESSON PLANS
russellkelley at mac.com
Sun Jan 20 21:59:43 EST 2013
Please help us to get the word out about the Fish and People educational resource. Blurb follows!
Fish and People is a 5 module video education series with accompanying lesson plans and teaching resources developed for use in the Solomon Islands education system. It uses animation to visualise invisible life cycle and fishery management concepts. While the original target audience was the high school system in the Solomon Islands and PNG, F & P is proving popular with a much broader range of audiences across the Indo Pacific. The program's plain language style and engaging motion graphic explanations span introductory life cycle explanations through to first year university level marine ecology and fisheries biology concepts. F & P also covers the processes that underpin the importance and function of spawning aggregations: (e.g. larval dispersal, size at maturity, fecundity etc.).
Based on an original idea by Simon Foale, and co-written with Russell Kelley who developed and directed the program's engaging graphical storytelling. One of the key problems associated with communicating fisheries management concepts is the invisibility of much of the life cycle associated with coral reef species. Fish and People overcomes this problem by creating a comprehensive animated explanation of: (1) reef species life cycles, (2) larval dispersal / planktonic concepts, (3) population biology processes, and, (4) the application of the above to fishery and marine protected area management.
Fish and People combines exquisite motion graphics with best practice communication design. Each module supported by a lesson plan for teachers.
You can see some stillframe grabs from the videos here:
Get a quick fix of the scope and style of the motion graphic storytelling by watching Module 4 here:
You can see all the movies in the Fish and People Vimeo channel here:
You can download a table of contents for the 5 modules here:
PLEASE ADDRESS ALL INQUIRIES TO SIMON FOALE:
simon.foale at jcu.edu.au
If you know anyone connected with the "doing" of marine resource management or educating the public about the benefits of Marine Protected Areas then please forward them this information.
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