Learning Exchanges

The Coral Restoration Consortium is supporting several learning exchange opportunities between coral reef restoration practitioners. The Learning Exchange Awards, presented at Reef Futures 2018: A Coral Restoration and Intervention-Science Symposium, will provide a way to share all the great work the Coral Restoration Consortium is doing by connecting people and projects. Learn more about our Learning Exchange Award recipients and their projects below.

Jennifer Moore (NOAA- center right) presented Learning Exchange Awards to Tatiana Villalobos (left), Nichole Danser (center left), and Igo Gari (right). Photo credit: Sara Nilsson.


Congrats to the Learning Exchange Awards Winners:


  • Tatiana Villalobos (Raising Coral Costa Rica) will  to “Find strength in the outcast: Creating an Eastern Tropical Pacific Restoration Network” by hosting representatives from Corales de Paz, Ecomares (Colombia); UABCS & UNAM (México) to help coordinate restoration efforts.


  • Nichole Danser (ScubbleBubbles) will “Get young people from Aruba invested and inspired to learn new spawning and rearing methods so they can then teach their peers and impact the future!” by traveling to CARMABI on her sister island of Curaçao and start a coral lab back home.


  • Igo Gari (Bond University, Australia) will “Empower rural Pacific Islanders to build Coral Ambassador Villages” by traveling to Sulawesi, Indonesia, to learn how Mars, Incorporated engages with rural island communities to build spider frames for their reef restoration.