Introduction to Coral Conservation

Getting Started

This is an entry level course for those wishing to start in coral conservation. Topic discussed in this course includes the processes and different disciplines of coral conservation. By enrolling in this introductory course, the students will develop a clearer understanding of what is involved in coral conservation. This course is crucial for those wishing to find the areas of coral conservation that suits them. By seeing the big picture of what coral conservation pertains, it avoids misinterpretations and develop a clearer path for the student to follow.

Course Outline

Topics discussed in this course include the processes and different disciplines of coral conservation. By enrolling in this introductory course, the students will develop a clearer understanding of what is involved in coral conservation. This course is crucial for those wishing to find the areas of coral conservation that suits them. By seeing the big picture of what coral conservation pertains, it avoids misinterpretations and develop a clearer path for the student to follow.

Entry Prerequisites

Anyone with interests to learn coral conservation can enroll in this course. Minimum pre-requisites for this course are:

1. Age 10 or older
2. Able to swim if the course includes reef exploration
3. Swimming skills not required if the course is conducted online.

Duration

The course is divided in two sessions of 2 hours. In an intensive setting it can be completed in 1 day. However, if this course includes in-water sessions it may take 2 days to complete. Please ask the trainers.

Course Fees

1. There are no fees for the webinars.
2. A minimal fee will apply for the classroom / in-water courses. This will depend on the location of the course and cost involved in the in-water sessions. Please ask.

Course Formats

There are 2 formats of this introduction course:

1. Online course (Webinar)
2. Classroom course with in-water sessions

The course content is same in both formats. The classroom course with in-water sessions engage the students to the coral reef environments. The online course offers means of distance learning.

Course Materials

Those enrolled in this course will receive a course pdf material. The students is required to pre-study and understand the content of the material prior to the course. The course material includes:

1. Pdf of the course publication
2. Introductory video

Course Schedules

1. The schedule for the webinar of this course is once quarterly. Dates and times will be announced by February each year.
2. The schedule of the classroom / in-water course will be announced at the same time each year. It is also once every quarterly.

Please contact us by email to find out of the next years schedules.

What You Can Do After This Course

This course serves as guidance for anyone wishing to get involved in coral conservation. It will help you set personal goals and objectives and avoid abusive conservation practices.