7: 11.30.22 – Grouper Moon Project + STEM- Conservation of an endangered species using Technology

11.30.22 FLYER

Day, Date, Time:     Wednesday, November 30, 2022     4pm – 7pm

Contact Hours: 2.5 hours 

Food: ½ hour light dinner provided at 4 pm,  drinks (water, soda) also provided

Location: Colorado Parks and Wildlife classroom, 4255 Sinton Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Title: Grouper Moon Project + STEM- Conservation of an endangered species using Technology 

Presenter: Hilary Penner, Education and Conservation Program Manager, Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)  www.REEF.org

Description: The Grouper Moon Project is a conservation science partnership between Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) and the Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DoE) with scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and Oregon State University, aimed at studying Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) – a social and ecological cornerstone of Caribbean’s coral reefs. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Confidently access and integrate NGSS aligned REEF lessons into their existing curriculum
  • Provide background information to their students about Grouper Moon Project 
  • Share how scientists work in the field, collect data, and use scientific and engineering design process


  • 4-4:30  Welcome and light dinner, Administrivia
  • 4:30- 5:00 The Grouper Moon Project Slideshow for Background Information 
  • 5:00-5:45 Grades 6-8 Lesson Demonstration + STEM Challenge Information
  • 5:45- 6:00 Break / Raffle
  • 6:00- 6:45 High School Lesson Demonstration + Live stream Event Information
  • 6:45-7:00 Raffle / Questions and evaluations