Conservation Connection

Conservation Connection

Conservation Connection engages American youth from the West Side of Chicago and Fijian youth in the West Pacific in stewardship of Fijian coral reefs through direct involvement in the scientific process. Fusing virtual and real experiences, the project uses a combination of WhyReef (the virtual coral reef in Whyville.net), web-casting, video blogging, and a customized social networking site (FijiReef) to connect youth around the issue of environmental conservation.

Directed virtual activities will be supplemented by direct contact with marine biologists and various Fijian conservation NGOs, as well as with guided visits to museums, aquaria, and live reefs.

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