Created for cross-curricular access for high school students and above, these Ocean Explorers Case Studies can be used as a mini-unit or a stand-alone lesson for Biology, Environmental Science, Speech, and Engineering courses. Click on the images below to view more information on each program. 


Invasive Lionfish Case Study analyzes habitat and adaptations of the Lionfish and its effects on biodiversity and biomass. Students will have the option to engineer a lionfish trap or propose a genetic modification to curb populations of this invasive species. 

Photo by: Daryl Duda




Grouper Moon Case Study incorporates community cooperation and sustainable fishing as students form a panel to discuss different stakeholders of an important economic and natural resource- the endangered Nassau Grouper.

Photo by: Jim Hellemn




Thanks to the generosity of REEF members and donors, at this time, groups can participate in the program at no cost. Expenses associated with the program are supported through REEF’s Oceans for All Fund. This fund promotes inclusive opportunities for people to connect with, enjoy, and learn about the underwater world. It directly provides both in-person and online programs, ensuring that cultivating connections with the ocean is not limited by zip code. To learn more about the Oceans for All Fund, visit our webpage.