Coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, providing a habitat for fish and thousands of other sea creatures. Gulliver students are playing a key role in preserving these habitats by monitoring and restoring degraded coral reefs through advanced, underwater cameras. These devices, which have been set up by Gulliver students themselves in Bonaire – a reef-lined island off of the northern coast of Venezuela – gather data for scientists tracking coral reefs and help educate the public about environmental issues threatening these essential ecosystems.
On the evening of Friday, October 13, Gulliver will host a screening of the Netflix award-winning documentary, Chasing Coral, which highlights the effects of climate change. According to Glenn Kenny, film critic for the New York Times, the documentary features “an array of colors so vivid they seem to pulsate.”
Prior to the film screening, attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about Gulliver’s Field Studies Program and its curriculum. Once the film ends, there will be a Q&A session with the documentary’s cast member Trevor Mendelow and University of Miami Liman Lab’s Dalton Hesley.
Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017
Gulliver Miller Drive Campus Auditorium
8000 SW 56 Street
Miami, Florida 33155