AXA XL Coral Live- coming to a classroom near you


New Delhi, India, 23 October 2019: Inspire your students with a series of
interactive live lessons to help them learn about the preservation of coral
reefs during this year’s AXA XL Coral Live event.
Hosted at the CARMABI Marine Research and Biodiversity station in the
Caribbean on 11-15 November, AXA XL Coral Live connects
elementary and secondary students to frontline researchers.

The live events offer teachers a unique way to explore – through the
geography and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curricula
– field research investigating the restoration of endangered coral species and
vulnerable ecosystems.
Covering less than one percent of the marine environment, coral reefs are
home to a quarter of ocean species and are important nursery habitats for
edible fish. Climate change, coastal development, pollution, and over-fishing
are threatening these habitats, which an estimated one billion humans depend
The coral habitat could be the first ecosystem wiped out by climate
change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on 1.5°C
concludes that “Coral reefs are projected to decline by a further 70%–90% at
1.5°C…with larger losses over 99% at 2°C.”
“Running for a fourth year, AXA XL Coral Live is a captivating way to
engage young people on sustainable issues at scale,” said Chip Cunliffe,
Director of Sustainable Development at AXA XL. “It forms part of AXA XL Oceans
Education’s mission to ignite young people’s curiosity for the natural world,
inspire future STEM careers and engage in environmental stewardship.”
AXA XL Coral Live is a great way to deliver education for the UN
Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 13 on climate change and SDG 14
on oceans. Teachers can register for any of the 25 free live lessons, which
will help to build competences such as developing literacy, working
scientifically and gaining knowledge direct from experts in the field.  
Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, educator and founder of Encounter Edu, will be
broadcasting live from the CARMABI, hosting field researchers, marine
biologists and science communicators to explore the daily themes of corals and
restoration, ecosystems, threats to the reef, climate change and ocean
acidification, and adaptation.
Teachers are encouraged to sign up for the live investigations,
interactive interviews with experts and the ask-me-anything sessions. Each
broadcast has a host of supporting resources from activities and lesson plans
to galleries, which can be accessed when registering on Encounter Edu.
Classes that book first will be given priority with their pre-submitted
questions – so, don’t miss out and book here today!