On February 11, Palau Aquarium hosted thirty 1st grade students and five teachers from George B. Harris Elementary School. The group joined on a tour of the Palau Aquarium, while engaging in several educational activities.

Staff at the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) prepared various hands-on activities with the objective to introduce students to the different ecosystems in Palau, while teaching them about marine organisms and their feeding habits. Activities targeted different learning styles, while helping students develop listening, communication, and social skills.

“We want students who come to Palau Aquarium to be fully engaged in learning and take part in the different activities that are specifically designed for them,” stated PICRC CEO, Dr. Yimnang Golbuu. “We want to instill in the students the idea that science is fun and interactive and you do not just learn science from reading books,” he added.

PICRC welcomes children of all ages to visit the Palau Aquarium. This activity was part of the newly developed school program curriculum, which seeks to engage students in marine science. For more information contact PICRC at 488-6950, or send an email to outreach@picrc.org. Reservations should be done with 3 weeks in advance to allow PICRC’s outreach staff prepare activities specifically designed for the group.

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