Learn about corals

This page contains resources, activities and links to help bring coral science into classrooms and engage curious minds of all ages.

Classroom Materials

Developed by environmental sciences teacher Deidra Spencer for her high school students specifically to accompany Saving Atlantis, these classroom materials offer companion activities and lessons. You can license the film for your school, library or university via our educational distributors, Collective Eye Films.

Coral Comics

Check out these coral comics, a collaborative work between artist Brianna Leahy, Rebecca Vega Thurber and Ryan McMinds.


The NOAA Coral Conservation Program website holds a wealth of information about coral research, issues and the science behind these amazing ecosystems.

A Reef of Your Own

A lesson plan for high school students on the reasons coral reefs succeed. Provided by NOAA.

Introduction to Coral Reefs

A lesson plan from the Smithsonian directed toward elementary school students.