The series' Executive Producers, Sean and Brooks Paxton aka the Shark Brothers have worked with both organizations over the past several years on a number of educationally-driven events and conservation initiatives.
A teacher workshop also aligns with the episodes and was recently offered for 12 local middle school teachers in the Tampa Bay region; providing an opportunity for The Florida Aquarium to receive ongoing feedback about this well-rounded and interactive learning experience for the community.
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Fishes of the Wetlands
In April, the “Tanks to the Oceans” series also featured a streaming lesson live from the Florida Keys. Students and viewers were able to join a team of The Florida Aquarium’s biologists, scientific divers, educators and conservation partners, the Coral Restoration Foundation, as they dived to transplant coral fragments and monitor reef health in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. For this live episode, Sean and Brooks Paxton of Think Out Loud Productions implemented a number of technologies that made it possible for viewers to join the adventure live from beneath the waves.