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Barbados World Oceans Day Symposium 2018

The Barbados World Oceans Day symposium forms part of a series of activities planned for the International Year of the Reef (IYOR) 2018.  It has been conceptualized to raise the awareness of issues affecting reef health, and to promote solutions for restoration of coral reef ecosystems in Barbados. The symposium will feature presentations from top marine scientists in Barbados and a keynote address by Dr. David Vaughan, Manager of the coral reef restoration program at Mote Marine Laboratory's Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration.  The event will also feature an exhibition of photos, art and poetry inspired by coral reefs.


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- Youth Focused


Organization Name
Coral Reef Restoration Alliance (CORALL)
Organization Type
Conservation Organization
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Ages 12-18
    We have included a Student presentation entitled 'Barbados a Coral Paradise for Future Generations' on our programme. Students will be engaged by interactive exhibitions, quizzes and giveaways throughout the day.
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre
Two Mile Hill
Bridgetown, Saint Michael Barbados