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Phone: 305-852-0030
PO Box 370246
Key Largo
Florida 33037
USA
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Target demographics: protect ocean populations, engage divers and snorkelers in the water in citizen science, and educate the public about the marine conservation issues,

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: conduct a fish survey in the water, teach a fish ID class, attend a free Fishinar, help at REEF HQ in Key Largo

Geographic areas served: worldwide

Programs: the REEF Volunteer Survey Project, invasive species research and control programs (including the invasive lionfish in the waters of the western Atlantic), the Grouper Moon Project (studying one of the last spawning aggregations of the Caribbean iconic species the Nassau Grouper), and free education programs.

Mission:
To conserve marine water ecosystems for their recreational, commercial, and intrinsic value by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine water enthusiasts to become active stewards and citizen scientists. REEF links the diving and snorkeling community with scientists, resource managers and conservationists through in-water marine-life data collection and related activities.
Results:
• Celebrating 20 years of marine conservation efforts at REEF Fest in Key Largo, FL
• Surpassing the 175,000th survey for the Volunteer Fish Survey Project
• Launching a new survey region in the Carolinas and Georgia: South Atlantic States
• Providing data to researchers supporting better understanding and protections for ocean habitats and the creatures living in them
• Expanding the Grouper Moon Education Program and bringing our research to life through live-feed video chats

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10/03/14
I got into scuba for the fun, but you can't avoid the education. I am still learning, a lot, after 40 years of diving, and REEF is my primary source for underwater education. REEF helps me with fish identification and fish behavior. It is a wonderful "client" centered organization... more »
05/28/14
I have been following the lionfish debacle for a few years now, and was delighted that they offered some unique and artistic designs on t-shirts that would get the word out to those unaware of their Atlantic invasion. I ordered one and decided to pick it up at their HQ in Key Largo while ... more »
05/28/14
As a volunteer new to eco-activism, I looked to established agencies for knowledge, expertise, inspiration and guidance in my fields of interest, marine conservation and community involvement in areas affected by invasive species, specifically lionfish. REEF's leadership with their Invasive Lionfish... more »
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Latest Photo by Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Inc.
Latest Photo by Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Inc.
Latest Photo by Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Inc.
Latest Photo by Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Inc.
Latest Photo by Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Inc.

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