The world-famous Coralpalooza™is back for the eighth year running! Weather permitting, on June 4th, theFlorida Keys will once again see hundreds of divers head out to the reefs for a day of record-breaking reef-saving with Coral Restoration Foundation™ (CRF™). While boats for Coralpalooza™ Dive Day filled up just a week after registration opened, CRF™ is also hosting the free“Captain Coral Coralpalooza™ Science Spectacular” in Key Largo which promises to be an unmissable event for the whole family.
The Captain Coral Coralpalooza™ Science Spectacular will be taking over the Murray Nelson Government Center from 11 am on June 4th for an ocean-themed mini carnival and a free Captain Coral Show. Local conservation and education groups will also be out in force with interactive booths at the event. The whole community is invited to join in the celebrations being held in honor of World Oceans Day which is observed on June 8th every year.
Derek Hagen, Education Program Manager at CRF™ (and Captain Coral’s alter ego) explains, “Coralpalooza™ is about individuals working together to create positive change on a massive scale. Captain Coral and our local environmental groups are showing up on June 4th to get even more people excited about our natural world, to spread a sense of wonder, and to demonstrate that you don’t have to be a scuba diver to make a difference for our oceans!”
Captain Coral will be kicking off the Coralpalooza™ celebrations at Zoo Miami on May 28th with “Captain Coral’s Scavenger Extravaganza” engaging visitors in a treasure hunt around the Zoo for knowledge and prizes. This year is the eighth annual iteration of this now world-famous event and it’s gearing up to be the most engaging and impactful Coralpalooza™ yet. Divers who missed the Coralpalooza™ Dive Day this year are encouraged to sign up for the Coralpalooza™ 2023 First Alert List if they want a better chance of getting a boat place next year.
More details can be found at coralrestoration.org/coralpalooza-2022.