Education

Education

Education at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary comes in many shapes and sizes. From students and teachers to recreational divers and fishers, the sanctuary delivers a message of conservation, appreciation and action.

Teacher in paper scuba mask standing in an aquarium tunnel with other teachers

TEACHERS

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary aims to provide teachers with resources to support ocean literacy.

Student painting an image of a goldentail moray and a red shrimp

STUDENTS

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary can be explored through fun facts, activities and colorful images.

People visiting activity booths in the sanctuary ballroom

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary provides educational opportunities for the public throughout the year.

Coral polyps

CORALS

Hard corals are the building blocks of coral reefs and form the foundation of the reefs at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Learn about coral biology, spawning and bleaching.

Lionfish on the reef

INVASIVE SPECIES

Invasives species are non-native species that cause environmental harm. Learn about invasive lionfish and orange cup coral at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

Screen shot of the Media Library home page with image search box

MEDIA LIBRARY

The National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library is an online collection of public domain photographs and short video clips from all 14 sites in the National Marine Sanctuary System.