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"Heads Up"in May 2022 with the Coral Chronicles


If you live near the Florida Keys mark your calendar for Saturday June 4th! Every year Coral Restoration Foundation™ celebrates World Ocean Day with Coralpalooza™, this is a two part event happening on land and at sea. Land-lubbers can enjoy Captain Coral's Science Spectacular for FREE at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo where our land-based Coral Crew will be marshaled by Captain Coral himself, for a one-of-a-kind mini carnival!

Captain Coral's Science Spectacular will be FREE at the Murray Nelson Government Center on Saturday June 4th! Doors open at 11am show begins at 1pm. ©Coral Restoration Foundation™ Bring the whole family for Captain Coral’s live performance at 1pm, and before the show you'll have the chance to interact with tons of ocean conservation non-profits all working in the Florida Keys community! Each collaborator is bringing a hands-on ocean conservation themed activity for guests to participate in and our Coral Crew will be hosting an ocean-themed mini carnival!

DOORS OPEN JUNE 4 @ 11 AM CAPTAIN CORAL SHOW @ 1 PM Murray E. Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

Restoration organizations from around the Keys will bring hands on activities for guests to enjoy at Captain Coral's Coralpalooza™ Science Spectacular: June 4th at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. ©Coral Restoration Foundation™

Our sea-based event is all booked up! The CRF™ Coral Crew will lead hundreds of divers out to the reef utilizing dive boats donated by local dive shops ranging from Key Largo to Key West. We aim to return as many endangered corals to the wild in one day as we can. AND we've asked our neighbors in the restoration community to lend a helping hand! Restoration organizations including Rescue a Reef, I.CARE, and Reef Renewal will be sending their own staff out to return corals to the wild and show just how big a difference we can make for coral restoration when working together!



It is vital that we engage all communities if we are to succeed at saving coral reefs from extinction. Our education programs are designed to do just that. We can bring the experts to you with digital presentations, provide curriculum support with our downloadable activity packs, and even host your students or groups at our Exploration Center for hands on learning!

Students with Black Girls Dive Foundation learn about coral restoration at the CRF™ Exploration Center, 5 Seagate Blvd. ©Coral Restoration Foundation™

The Coral Restoration Foundation™ Exploration Center is a vibrant, dynamic, informative space. It is a great place to bring your class for a fun, educational, and inspiring day out!

Colorful engaging panels, audio-visual installations, and interactive games provide visitors with all sorts of compelling ways to learn about coral reefs. Our fully-equipped classroom is light and airy and can be booked for any of our presentations or activity sessions.

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Written by:

Coral Chronicles Editor

Madalen Howard is CRF's Marketing Associate. Madalen comes to CRF™ via a winding road from the Tennessee hills, to the South Carolina low country, ending here in Florida’s Coral Reef. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology and a Minor in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston in 2016. Her experience ranges from field research to education, and communications.

Madalen spent the last 4 years as a Field Instructor and Social Media Strategist for MarineLab Environmental Education Center. Here she was able to study and teach marine ecology, while snorkeling through mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reefs every day. While at MarineLab she combined her education and research background, entered the world of communications, and developed MarineLab’s social media department from the ground up.

Throughout her life Madalen has had a skill connecting people with nature. With CRF™, she is excited to bring people into the world of coral restoration, creating inclusive pathways to scientific discovery.

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