On March 18, Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) hosted ten students along with three teachers and chaperone from Peleliu Elementary School. The group was consisted of 7th and 8th graders who traveled from Peleliu to Koror as part of their school’s Education Awareness Week (EAW) activities.
Staff at PICRC prepared some hands-on activities with the objective to introduce the formation of Palau islands and the different marine ecosystems in Palau. The students enjoyed the tour at the Palau Aquarium, while engaging in some fun and educational hands-on activities. The hands-on activities included the feeding habits of the fish in the mangroves, the camouflage game portraying how marine organisms camouflage in their environment and the coral activity demonstrated how corals survive or bleach depending on the temperature of the water.
PICRC is happy to have hosted students from Peleliu Elementary School during EAW and welcomes any children of all ages to visit the Palau Aquarium. For more information, please contact PICRC at 488-6950 for reservations within 2-3 weeks in advance.